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Research Associate in Sports Nutrition

University of Birmingham - School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,025 to £29,515 with potential progression once in post to £33,199 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th October 2018
Closes: 14th November 2018
Job Ref: 57651

Fixed term until 31st August 2019

A Research Associate is sought to undertake human volunteer research examining novel ways to enhance ingested carbohydrate availability during and after endurance exercise. The project will utilise 13C-labelled carbohydrate ingestion in combination with breath, blood, urine and skeletal muscle sampling to evaluate fuel metabolism in response to exogenous carbohydrate provision during or after exercise. The technical approach will be similar to that used in previous publications in the area (e.g., PMID: 15741841 and PMID: 18799989). As such, we are looking for an individual with a genuine interest in exercise metabolism and nutrition, experience in running human exercise studies and a motivation to further develop their technical and analytical expertise. The research is externally funded and the appointed researcher will join the group of Dr Gareth Wallis in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and also work in collaboration with Dr David Rowlands (Massey University, New Zealand).

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent (or higher degree) in Sport Science, Sports Nutrition or Exercise Physiology or an allied discipline with experience in recruitment and running of human volunteer studies in exercise physiology or metabolism. Practical experience of applying exercise testing, indirect calorimetry and venous blood sampling by cannulation in research studies is essential, as is the ability to analyse information and communicate effectively and access and organise resources successfully. Experience of biochemical analysis of human biological samples such as blood, urine and muscle is desirable, but not essential.

Please contact Dr Gareth Wallis if you have any queries, or would like an informal discussion (; +44(0) 121 414 4129).

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