Research Assistant – Cancer Biology


Closing date: 16/06/2015

Reference: LSX-06582

Faculty / Organisational unit: Life Sciences 

School / Directorate: School of Life Sciences

Division: Cellular Systems

Employment type: Fixed Term

Duration: Available from 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2018

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Salary: £25,513 to £29,552 per annum

Hours per week: Full time

A research position is available to analyse the role of the extracellular-regulated protein kinase 5 (ERK5) signalling pathway in skin cancer. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist with a keen interest in cell signalling to contribute to an important and fast moving area of research in Cancer Biology. You will join a laboratory that is part of a strong multi-disciplinary program in cell signalling and is situated in a state-of-the-art research facility.

You should have experience in Cancer Biology. Experience in tissue cultures, imaging techniques and animal handling, with knowledge in cell signalling, is essential. Applicants must have some expertise of molecular biology. You must also be able to present work as scientific papers.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2009 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Cathy Tournier, Senior Lecturer


Tel: 0161 275 5417

Date of external posting: Tuesday 2 June 2015

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website – click on the ‘Apply’ button below to find out more.


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