Research Associate

University of York
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,204 to £38,205
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Research Associate


Hull York Medical School


£36,204 to £38,205 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


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University of York campus

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To be confirmed

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  • Job Description 13110.pdf (PDF, 328.05kb)
  • Role Description Department

    Hull York Medical School, a joint initiative of the Universities of Hull and York with the NHS, operates across both campuses and throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region's hospitals and practices. The School aims to improve regional health outcomes through its educational and research impacts.

    The Skin Research Centre was established by the Medical School with the aim to generate ground-breaking discoveries that are translated to patient benefit. The SRC was established with the aim to become a leading international centre of excellence in skin fundamental and impactful research. The Centre will consolidate and expand current strengths in skin research on skin cancer, immunology and infection, pharmacology, and skin pigmentation, acting as a catalyst for new research. We embrace partnerships both outside and within academia and exploit our strengths in the physical and social sciences. Interdisciplinarity and translation are at the heart of the SRC vision. A high-quality research environment supported by the wider York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) community and state-of-the-art core facilities enables scientists dedicated to translational research to flourish and realise their potential through translating their clinically relevant outcomes.


    We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate in cutaneous arbovirus infection research to join the newly established Skin Research Centre (SRC).

    We are looking for candidates who will add value to our research portfolio in skin infection, virology and immunology. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in mosquito-borne virus diseases and developing novel vaccines to them.

    This is a full-time role for 9 months from 01/04/24- 31/12/24.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • First degree in biomedical science
  • Knowledge of immunology, mosquito vector biology and arbovirus biology
  • Experience in general molecular biology laboratory techniques, particularly in experience with skin tissue processing, RNA extraction, quantitative real-time PCR and associated analysis
  • Experience in undertaking plaque assays of arboviruses
  • Experience in assessing clinical signs of mice infected with neurotropic arboviruses
  • Experience undertaking multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • For a full list please see “person specification” sheet.
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: Please contact Dr Clive McKimmie on [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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