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Research Technician - Skin Biology

The University of Manchester - Biology, Medicine Health - Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Science - School of Biological Sciences

Location: Manchester
Salary: £26,444 to £29,605 per annum depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2024
Closes: 14th June 2024
Job Ref: BMH-025687
Job reference: BMH-025687
Salary: 26,444 - 29,605 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Science
Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week (1 FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/06/2024
Contract Duration: Fixed Term for 54 Months
School/Directorate: School of Biological Sciences
Applications are invited for a research technician to work on an externally funded research project. This full-time post is available for up to 54 months, fixed term to 31st December 2028. The project aims to explore the impact of melanin on human skin.

You will join The Centre for Dermatology Research (part of the Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences) and provide technical support to this research project. You will be required to attend the Dermatopharmacology Unit based in Salford Royal Teaching Hospital for the purpose of collecting volunteer samples for the study. The sample processing will be carried out within the research laboratories of the Stopford Building. You will interact with postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students, as well as contribute to the management of the laboratory.

The essential criteria for this position include previous experience of: working with human tissue samples; interacting with clinical colleagues and study volunteers; experience with fibroblast and keratinocyte cell culture, and preparation of histological samples and their subsequent interrogation using histological or immunological staining methods. Training on specialist project-specific techniques will be provided.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CVs submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Abigail Langton

Email: abigail.langton@manchester.ac.uk

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