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Senior Research Assistant – Northumbria University

The Northumbria University is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Senior Research Assistant for a 12-month research position to examine the role of the histone demethylase enzyme Ezh2 in systemic sclerosis.

Position Requirements:

  • You will have a PhD in a relevant molecular bioscience with advanced knowledge of immunology, detailed understanding of Flow Cytometry and principles of epigenetics
  • Strong knowledge of inflammatory diseases and familiarity with chromatin immunoprecipitation is desirable.
  • We wish to appoint an excellent communicator with well-developed research and analytical skills who has the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of our research group.
Employer Northumbria University
Posted 08-05-2016
Location Newcastle, UK
Discipline Health and Life Sciences
Salary £26,744 – £32,503
Official Notice


  • Working in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Applied Sciences, this role will include the isolation of monocytes and in vitro culture extensive use of flow cytometry and ELISpot and also the use of molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, CRISPR-Cas9 and chromatin immunoprecipitation.
  • Ezh2 is an enzyme that modifies histones tails and therefore alters accessibility to DNA and mediates gene expression as part of the epigenetic machinery.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Steven O’Reilly, Lecturer in Immunology on 0191 227 4780 or via steven.oreilly@northumbria.ac.uk. Closing date: 11 May 2016 If you would like to apply, please send your completed Application Form to staffcareers@northumbria.ac.uk quoting the reference number. Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and particularly from under-represented groups.

Northumbria University is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students who are attracted by our excellent academic reputation, our top 10 graduate employment record and our outstanding campus and sports facilities. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

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