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As a partnership of nine leading institutions, the Henry Royce Institute is driven by its people – both researchers and operational teams – that support our materials science agenda and enable successful collaboration with industry.

At the heart of the Royce is a culture that respects diversity, engenders trust, and supports the success of individuals and institutions. Each Partner institution facilitates a collaborative network, incorporating industry, academia and other stakeholders in the materials community.

Research Associate in Biology/Virology

We recognise the power of connecting people and ideas, and aspire to be an international flagship for materials scientists.

Prof. David Knowles
CEO, Henry Royce Institute

Research Associate in Biology/Virology

Job reference: SAE-015997
Location: Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/12/2020
Salary: £32,816 to £34,804 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering
School/ Directorate: Department of Materials
Hours per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: ASAP for 12 months

The Department of Materials wishes to appoint a Research Associate to work on a funded project investigating a new type of antiviral agent.

You will be a hardworking, motivated and trustworthy, innovative experimental scientist who has successfully completed a PhD in Biology (or similar) or have equivalent experience. Ideally, expertise in general virology with a focus on developing and understanding extracellular antivirals are sought. Experience with cell toxicity assays (including ex-vivo) as well as dose-response and virucidal plaque assays will be important. Mechanistic determination of antiviral mode of action will be necessary so experience with related techniques is advantageous. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The Department of Materials is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit http://www.chemistry.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Samuel T. Jones.
Email: Samuel.jones-4@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see here for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.