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Research Assistant - Basement Membranes

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £30,487 to £34,980 per annum depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: BMH-025892
Job reference: BMH-025892
Salary: £30,487-£34,980 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Cell Matrix Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/06/2024
Contract Duration: Fixed Term for 48 months
School/Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

How do tissues connect? Elucidating a newly identified matrix adhesion system

We are recruiting a research assistant to join this exciting collaborative project between Rachel Lennon at the University of Manchester, UK and David Sherwood at Duke University, USA, who were recently awarded an 8-year Wellcome Discovery Award.

Background and objectives

Tissues are surrounded and usually separated by basement membranes. However, some tissues connect through adjoining basement membranes. The functional significance and mechanisms underlying these connections remain elusive due to a lack of experimental models and tools.

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: Rachel Lennon / Jean Marc Schwartz

Email: rachel.lennon@manchester.ac.uk / jean-marc.schwartz@manchester.ac.uk

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