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Research Associate

Biomedical & Life Sciences
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 June 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 02 July 2019
Reference:  A2634

The Defying Dementia Research team at Lancaster University ( are seeking to employ a research associate with experience of practical laboratory techniques to join a dynamic team of scientists. This is a two year fixed-term position funded by the Defying Dementia initiative at Lancaster University and is available to start in the near future.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a cutting-edge drug development team focusing on Alzheimer’s, the main disease that causes dementia.  The biology/biochemistry/biomedical science graduate will join the team responsible for progressing a promising Alzheimer’s drug treatment towards human clinical trials. Here is example of one of the potential treatments under development:

This is a laboratory-based position and applicants are expected to have an understanding of biochemical assays, immunoassays and tissue culture.  Previous knowledge of DNA preparation, bacterial expression work, protein purification, use of ultracentrifuges and high resolution microscopy would also be an advantage.

You will hold either a PhD in a Life Science, a Masters by Research, or a BSc with at least one year working in a laboratory environment. You should have good team-working, organisational and communication skills.  Working with other biologists and chemists and reporting to the Project Lead, this opportunity will provide laboratory training and skill development.

Our lab and the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences is a friendly research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies and has held a Silver Athena SWAN award since 2014 in recognition of its good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

For informal enquiries, contact Dr Mark Taylor ( or Prof David Allsop ( for more information. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. 

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