Research Assistant

University of Derby


£23K - £26K per annum depending on qualifications plus performance related bonus on completion of project.

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual with experience of running human trials, to work for the University of Derby in collaboration with SureScreen Diagnostics Ltd.

The successful candidate will recruit to and run trials for liposome based Research.

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Designing and running human exercise trials
  • Blood collection by performing Venipuncture (or willingness to be trained)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

You will be based at the University of Derby. Visits to the company partner, Surescreen Diagnostics, may be required from time to time. SureScreen are one of the leading providers of drug and healthcare rapid test products - Blood Glucose, Drug Tests, Pregnancy Tests, Urinalysis, and Alcohol Tests. Many of SureScreen’s products have become the industry leaders throughout Europe, and they have a product specially designed to cater for every individual and every application.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

Application procedure

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