Research Associate

Job title Research Associate

Department Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Salary Starting from £32,548

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 23 February 2018

Closing date Tuesday 27 March 2018

Interview date Tuesday 10 April 2018

Reference AP5665

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This post offers an exciting opportunity for an early career immunologist to get involved in a project characterizing the functional properties of synovial fluid immune cells from patients with arthritis.

The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology is an internationally renowned department with over 90% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 REF exercise and has been recently awarded a Silver Athena SWAN award.

This is an exciting multi-group project involving Professor Neil McHugh, Professor Steve Ward and Dr Amanda Mackenzie in collaboration with colleagues at UCB Celltech, Slough. The successful candidate will isolate immune cells by multi-coloured FACS (up to 12 colours) and establish cell cultures to evaluate cytokine release profiles by ELISA and Mesoscale.  A primary objective of the project is to understand the impact of hypoxic conditions on the expression of cytokines and biomarkers in immune cells. Excellent facilities are available in the University Bioimaging Suite that will be available for this project including FACS Aria III and a BBSRC funded state of the art hypoxic facility ( 

Applicants should have a PhD in immunology or a related research area or have submitted their thesis by the start date. Demonstrated technical experience of multi-colour flow cytometry is essential to the position. Experience in the area of hypoxia would be an advantage. In addition, the applicant will have excellent presentation skills (written and oral) and the ability to manage their own workload. The work will be carried out within the highly rated Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath.

This postion is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 6 months.

Please be aware that due to the funding available the salary for this postion is fixed at £32,548.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.