Research Associate/Fellow (fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med

Location: UK Other

Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based in the School of Medicine, Division of Medical Sciences & Graduate Entry Medicine at The Royal Derby Hospital Centre.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a BBSRC funded human volunteer research study, exploring the metabolic and molecular mechanisms controlling disuse atrophy. In addition to overseeing aspects related to running a human volunteer research study (i.e., ethics, recruitment, intervention delivery) the successful candidate will also be heavily involved in the laboratory analysis associated with this project, including wet-lab molecular techniques (RT-PCR, Western Blotting etc.) and mass-spectrometry for the analysis of muscle metabolism, with some mass-spectrometry method development required. The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including clinicians and basic-scientists and will offer support and guidance to clinical and non-clinical PhD students within the research group. The successful candidate will be responsible for the dissemination of findings from this research study in the form of conference presentations, journal articles and outreach/ public engagement activities.

Candidates must have a PhD (or near completion) or equivalent in human physiology, exercise science or biomedical science and ideally a 2:1 or above in an undergraduate science degree. Candidates must have excellent communication skills (oral and written) in order to communicate complex information with clarity. Candidates must have high-level analytical ability and be able to creatively apply relevant research approaches when required. Candidates must be able to organise resource requirements effectively. In terms of team-work, candidates must be able to build working relationships with others (internally and externally) and ideally will foster and encourage a research commitment in others.

Candidates must have practical experience of human volunteer (and/or patient) research studies, including research ethics and adherence to relevant legislation (i.e., GCP, HTA). They must also have practical experience of molecular biology research techniques and stable-isotope mass-spectrometry analysis, ideally for the assessment of muscle metabolism. Candidates must have a publication record in muscle biology/physiology.

This post will be offered on a full-time (36.25 hours per week), fixed-term contract for a period of 30 months. Applications for job share will also be accepted.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Bethan Phillips or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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

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