Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Department Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Salary £33,797 per annum (pro rata)

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 24 July 2020

Closing date Monday 24 August 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7700

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

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 awarded a Silver Athena SWAN award.

This is an exciting project led by Dr Amanda MacKenzie and offers an opportunity for a cell biologist to get involved in a project characterizing the molecular pathways in retinal pigment epithelial cells responsible for retinal dysfunction in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

You should have a background in protein biochemistry, specifically western blot techniques, and experience of cell culture, and there will be the opportunity to gain experience in fluorescent confocal microscopy and hypoxic culture conditions.

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 is a full-time position and is available for up to 6 months.

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

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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