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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£34,304 - £39,739 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 18 months

Interviews for this post will take place on 6 September 2022

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.  

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) in the School of Health & Life Sciences has an international reputation for delivering high impact research. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (2021) 91% of GCU’s health related research has been formally classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. More over, the impact of GCU’s applied health research was classified as ‘outstanding’ and surpassed by only one other UK institution. The University's outstanding record for delivering impact for the common good against the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals was also highlighted in the recent THE Global Impact Rankings with GCU 1st in Scotland for SDG3, good health and wellbeing.

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences is home to research activities spanning a number of areas, and aim to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying a number of key long term conditions, including cancer, chronic infections, obesity and diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Our researchers are also interested in developing novel therapies for these and associated conditions, and in the prevention and treatment of infection. The department has recently welcomed several cancer researchers, coming from the Glasgow Beatson Cancer Research Centre and also The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

GCU SHLS are members of Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) supporting research via a strategic alliance between eleven Scottish Universities that aims to advance Scotland’s research and innovation in the life sciences.  Funding is supported by the EU, government agencies and commercial entities amongst many others.

Essential criteria required for the role include:

E1 - Educated to SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree) in a relevant subject area or discipline.

E2 - Significant research experience working within a relevant subject area of cell and molecular biology.

E3 - Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.

E4 - Ability to work effectively as part of a team, and the initiative and capacity to work effectively alone.

E5 - Proven time management skills and the ability to effectively deliver outputs in a timely manner.

E6 - Knowledge of macrophage biology and/or leukaemia/cancer biology.

Experience of the following criteria are desirable for the post:

D1 - Educated to PhD level or above in relevant subject area or discipline with significant research project experience.

D2 - previous experience of culturing Leukemic cell lines and primary cells, as well as generating monocyte-derived macrophages.

D3 - Experience of developing and analysing 3D co-culture model systems.

For further enquiries please contact Dr Mark TS Williams (lecturer in Cell and Molecular biology); Tel no: 0141 331 8980; email:

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).