University of York

University of York

Research Associate

Research Associate


Hull York Medical School


£36,204 to £38,205 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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University of York campus

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    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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    Research Associate


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 20, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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