Research Assistant

University of Leicester - Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences & Psychology

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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 have an honours degree in biomedical sciences, biological sciences or a related, relevant subject, be a Home Office Personal Licence Holder (PIL) and have recent experience in animal-based research models, histological analyses of tissue and laboratory biochemistry techniques. You will also have practical experience of applying research skills and techniques, with experience in surgical models of animal research desirable.

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

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