Research Assistant

University of Leicester - Cardiovascular Sciences

Job Purpose

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences & Psychology

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Salary Grade 6 - £26,537 to £30,738 per annum

Fixed term contract for 15 months

The University of Leicester is a world-leading institution, marked by a belief in the synergy of research and teaching. With over 23,000 students, including 4,300 from overseas, and 3,800 staff, including over 1,200 active researchers, we believe a university should empower, inspire and innovate. Under the leadership of our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle, the University is entering an exciting new phase of development with an ambitious and transformative agenda for 2020 and beyond.

We wish to appoint an excellent researcher to our Translational Research Group headed by Professor Suzuki within the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.

In this role you will work with the group on their research objectives including the development and implementation of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods with a primary focus on biomarkers/proteomics and understanding mechanisms of disease through comprehensive analysis ranging from molecular & cellular approaches to animals models and pre-clinical studies. The successful candidate will contribute to research papers, write up findings and make contributions to written reports and grant applications.

You will hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline, and have recent experience in protein engineering, recombinant protein production or relevant protein biochemistry techniques. You will be enthusiastic and have effective interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work well as part of a team.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Toru Suzuki on

The closing date for this post is midnight on 31 October 2016

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