University of Hull

University of Hull

Research Associate (13110)

Research Associate Reference: 13110

Campus: York Faculty/Area: Faculty of Health Sciences Subject Group/Team: Hull York Medical School Salary: £36,204 to £38,205 per annum Fixed Term for 9 months from 01/04/24- 31/12/24 Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024


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]

    To apply please click the following link:- Jobs - The University of York


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    Research Associate (13110)


    University of Hull


    United Kingdom


    February 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 20, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of Hull is a top-50 ranked public university for research. The institution was established in 1927 as University College Hull. The Royal Charter of 1954 granted the institution an authority to award its own degrees to students. As a result, it became the third university in Yorkshire and 14th university in England. Today, it is amongst the world's best institutes for research and learning.

    Situated in England's port city Kingston upon Hull, the campus of the university is based in a residential area. The University has three central accommodations namely Westfield Court, The Courtyard, and Taylor Court that provide on-campus accommodation to the students. The campus also boasts of a number of cafeterias, bars, a nightclub, a book shop, career service, an advice center, and sporting facilities with the new sports hall and gym opening in 2019.

    The academic structure of the university consists of four faculties that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programs. The Faculty of Arts, Culture, and Education offers courses in various disciplines of education, social sciences, and arts. Faculty of Health Sciences includes degree programs in medical, life sciences, and social work. The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers programs in applied and environmental sciences, technology, and mathematics. Faculty of Business, Law, and Politics allows students to pursue courses in business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international relations, and law. The university has around 15,000 students including international students from 100 countries. With nearly 1,000 staff members.

    The university has many distinguished alumni who are leading in the fields of academia, politics, science, sports, theatre, and journalism. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Ahmet Muhtar Kent (former CEO of the Coca Cola Company), Professor Sarah Gilbert (Professor of Vaccinology, Oxford), Anthony Minghella (British film director), Jeremy Darroch (Group Chief Executive, Sky Plc), Ana Brnabi? (Prime Minister of Serbia), Tom Watson MP (Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party).

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