Research Assistant/Associate - A97942R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Institute of Cellular Medicine

£27,285 - £28,936 (Research Assistant)
£29,799 - £38.833 (Research Associate)

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

You will work with Professors Ann Daly and Quentin Anstee on the Litmus project, an IMI-Horizon 2020 funded multi-centre project which aims to identify, characterise and validate novel biomarkers of human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD represents a spectrum of disorders from steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, (NASH) and ultimately fibrosis/cirrhosis and potentially hepatocellular carcinoma in the absence of excessive alcohol consumption. You will perform genotyping for single nucleotide polymorphisms and analyse circulating miRNA profiles in our large cohort of NAFLD cases.

You will hold a PhD in the general area of molecular/cellular biology or genetics (or be close to submission of a PhD for Research Assistant level, with professional qualifications and experience in the research area). A detailed subject knowledge in the area of molecular and cell biology is essential.

You will be a highly motivated and driven individual interested in developing a career in academic research and having a clear understanding of the demands of modern biomedical research.

This post is tenable for 24 months.

For informal enquiries contact: Professor Ann Daly (

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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