Research Assistant/Research Associate - A97465R.

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.

Based at the Human Nutrition Research Centre, you will coordinate a four centre (Norwich, Newcastle, Birmingham and Aberdeen) MedEx project which is developing and piloting a lifestyle-based intervention to reduce dementia risk. The research programme has two main components: i) the analysis of data from two epidemiological studies and ii) a pilot intervention study which will examine the impact on cognition of dietary change with or without increased physical activity. You will contribute to the analysis of epidemiological data and will be responsible for coordination of the intervention study at the Newcastle site.

You will hold a PhD in Human Nutrition at Associate level, or other relevant academic discipline or at Assistant level, and have evidence of successful presentations at scientific conferences. You will be experienced in the design, management and delivery of clinical trials/intervention studies with nutrition and exercise components. A sound knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiological techniques is essential.

You will have the ability to communicate complex information with clarity and to encourage the commitment of others to the research project. A high level of analytical and problem solving capability is also essential to this role.

This post is tenable until 31st March 2020.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Mario Siervo ( or Prof John Mathers (

Human Nutrition Research Centre

Institute of Cellular Medicine

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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