Research Assistant/Associate – A47924R

Newcastle University

Newcastle University – Institute of Cellular Medicine


Research Assistant (without PhD): £26,829 – £28,452.
Research Associate (with PhD): £29,301.

Based in the Institute of Cellular Medicine you will be working on a project involved in the collation (including liaison with JCUH Dept Pathology/Dermatology) of melanoma tissue and associated data, preparation of samples for immunohistochemistry. You will also run drug development studies to include target validation- genetic modulation of autophagy proteins in human melanoma cell lines to include siRNA/shRNA, extensive molecular biology to include western blotting, qPCR.

You will hold (or have submitted) a PhD incorporating translational research in skin cancer and have a strong academic background in cell signalling in melanoma, specifically in relation to invasion and metastasis and autophagy. Handling of human tissue and experience of associated ethics and integration with multidisciplinary teams is essential, as is immunohistochemical analysis and experience of biomarker validation and analysis in melanoma.

This post is tenable for 18 months from 24th October 2016.

Informal enquiries to Professor Penny Lovat;

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Institute of Cellular Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences
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