Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Department Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 07 February 2020

Closing date Monday 09 March 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7470

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Targeting molecular pathways leading to retinal dysfunction in age-related macular degeneration

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an early career epithelial biologist to get involved in a project characterizing the molecular pathways in retinal pigmented epithelial cells responsible for retinal dysfunction in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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.

You will work with culture retinal pigment epithelial monolayers to understand the responses to a broad range of stimulants associated with dry AMD. You will have a background in protein biochemistry, specifically western blot techniques, and experience of cell culture. The will be the opportunity to gain experience in fluorescent confocal microscopy and hypoxic culture conditions. This is an exciting project involving Dr Amanda MacKenzie and Dr Malcolm Watson.

Excellent facilities are available in the University Bioimaging Suite that will be available for this project including BBSRC funded state-of-the-art hypoxic facility and fluorescent microscopy. 

You should have a PhD or submitted a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry, medical sciences, chemical biology or a related research area. In addition, you will have excellent presentation skills (written and oral) and the ability to manage your own workload.

This position is available for a period of up to 6 months from May 2020. 

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact either Dr Amanda MacKenzie ( however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

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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.