Research Fellow

University of Nottingham - Medical Science & Graduate Entry Medicine

Location: UK Other

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine at the Royal Derby Hospital Centre. The post will provide Laboratory support to an extremely active and fruitful collaboration within the division, between the Surgery and Clinical, Metabolic and Molecular Physiology research groups.

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The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for sample preparation and laboratory analysis of human muscle, blood, saliva and urine samples generated through collaborative projects between the Surgery and Clinical, Metabolic and Molecular Physiology research groups. This analysis will include modern state of the art molecular techniques (Western blotting, ELISA, qRT-PCR) and stable isotope mass-spectrometric analyses. Day-to-day duties will include: sample preparation and processing, optimal operation of laboratory and mass spectrometric equipment to ensure the accuracy and quality of data, maintenance of instruments logs, generation of high quality data and initial data reduction using appropriate software. Additionally, the successful candidate may also be required to support the human-study aspects of these collaborations if required, assisting with study paperwork and governance, helping with subject recruitment and retention and assisting with various aspects of the study interventions/ clinical measurements where appropriate (e.g. volunteer/ patient screening, exercise testing and training, and ultrasound imaging).

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant biomedical science, with substantial wet-laboratory experience of modern biochemical techniques including some experience of mass spectrometric approaches. The ability to troubleshoot, optimise and develop analytical methodologies is required, as is experience of providing supervision and training to junior staff and/ or students. Experience of assisting with clinical or human volunteer based research studies and management of the allied paperwork would be advantageous.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term until 31 December 2018. Working hours will be part-time (18.25 hours/ week) Monday-Friday; hours of work are negotiable.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Beth Phillips, tel: 01332 724676 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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