Research Assistant 2024

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We are looking for a post-graduate research assistant to study cellular responses to injury and aging spanning in vitro and in vivo work. The post will be based in the Centre for Inflammation Research, Institute for Regeneration and Repair, University of Edinburgh with Professor David Ferenbach.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week). We are also open to considering requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working.

Your skills and attributes 

  • BSc or equivalent (or will be shortly awarded a BSc) in biological sciences (Desirable).
  • Experience of several biological assays for determining mechanisms, e.g. several of; histology, light and fluorescent microscopy, absorbance assays, ELISA, flow cytometry, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR (Desirable).
  • Experience of in vitro cell culture and analysis.
  • Experience of in vivo colony management – organising external genotyping and arranging breeding etc.
  • Good knowledge of inflammation and immunology, or tissue repair processes or pathology.
  • Statistical knowledge to analyse biological datasets of different study designs.


  • A competitive salary of £31,396 to £36,024.
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community.
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits.
DEADLINE 14th April 2024