Research Associate in Cell Biology, University of Manchester, UK

Research Associate in Synthetic Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK

Research Associate in Cell Biology: This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and ambitious research associate to join the Leukaemic Stem Cell Niche (LSCN) group at the University of Manchester, led by Dr. Simona Valletta.

Designation: Research Associate

Research Area: Leukaemia Stem Cell Biology

Location: CRUK Oglesby Cancer Research Building, 555 Wilmslow Road, M20 4GJ


  • PhD in a relevant area
  • Expertise in malignant haematopoiesis and leukaemia
  • Strong publication record in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and independently lead, innovate, and complete a research project
  • Bioinformatics expertise and experience in bulk and single-cell RNAseq analysis

Job Description:

  • Join the Leukaemic Stem Cell Niche (LSCN) group at the University of Manchester
  • Conduct research in the state-of-the-art Oglesby Cancer Research Building
  • Engage in a stimulating intellectual environment with access to first-rate core facilities
  • Work within the Division of Cancer Sciences, part of the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health
  • Promote equality and diversity in the workplace, supporting the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects
  • Benefit from a fantastic market-leading pension scheme, excellent employee health and wellbeing services, exceptional annual leave entitlement, additional paid closure over Christmas, and local and national retailer discounts
  • Flexible working arrangements may be considered

How to Apply: To apply, please visit the following link: University of Manchester Job Application. Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting, and interviews can be directed to Dr. Simona Valletta at For general enquiries, please email

Last Date for Apply: 26 June 2024

Additional Information:

  • Employment Type: Fixed Term
  • Division/Team: Division of Cancer Sciences
  • Hours Per Week: 1 FTE
  • Contract Duration: 13 months
  • School/Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

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.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from recruitment agencies. Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to Any CVs submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.



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