A43720R – Research Assistant



This post is to support the recently funded NIHR grant for development of a human oocyte (egg) collection chamber. You will be involved in a project to validate techniques and medium used to collect and maintain human oocytes in a chamber that maintains the oocytes in a “cell friendly environment”. You will also be expected to train embryology staff in other fertility centres to use the chamber in order for clinical trials to be performed.

You will be expected to have experience in manipulation of mammalian oocytes/embryos and an excellent undergraduate degree in life sciences. There will be the possibility of self-funding a MPhil/PhD during the course of the project.

You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, and capacity for original thought. You will also possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Travel may be required within the UK to train embryologists.

Tenable for two years.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Prathalingam (Rez): Tel: 0191 2138274 or Email: [email protected]

The Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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