Research Assistant in Cell and Developmental Biology or Biomechanics

University of Manchester

A Research Assistant in Cell & Developmental Biology or Biomechanics is sought to contribute to an interdisciplinary research project investigating how tissues respond to mechanical force. The post will be based in the Woolner Lab, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health and will work closely with collaborators in the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

The successful candidate will use established techniques to apply reproducible mechanical force to live tissues and determine cellular response. The experimental work will involve live confocal imaging, image analysis and embryo/tissue dissection. Alongside project work, the holder of the post will also fulfill a general lab manager role (e.g., ordering laboratory consumables, maintaining laboratory protocols and health and safety documentation, managing antibody and plasmid stocks).

Essential skills: Hold (or expect to shortly hold) an undergraduate degree in biological sciences. Experience in confocal imaging and laboratory management roles, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The position is available from 1st May 2023 and is full-time, but applications from individuals seeking flexible working arrangements are also welcome.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here .

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: Dr Sarah Woolner

Email: [email protected] ​​​​​​​

General enquiries:

Email: [email protected]

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

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

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