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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Pharmacy

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27,025 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th January 2019
Closes: 12th February 2019
Job Ref: SCI495818

Location: University Park

Salary: £27,025 to £39,609 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The purpose of this role will be to have responsibility for the conduct of specific elements of a programme of research in the lipidomics strand of the Nottingham NIHR BRC Musculoskeletal theme. This programme of research applies lipidomics methods to BRC funded studies on osteoarthritis and pain.

The partnership between University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust was recently awarded by NIHR, a transformational £23.6 million to expand their pioneering work into new treatments and diagnostics for a wide range of health problems, establishing anew Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). 

The post older will collaborate with the study team:

  • To develop mass spectrometry methods to identify lipid biomarkers in biofluids and tissues 

Additionally, the post holder will be expected to collaborate with the rest of the team in:

  • To undertake bioinformatic data analysis and biomarker discovery/identification 
  • Plan and conduct specialist and standardised data analysis for research purposes using appropriate techniques.
  • Produce useful pathway and network analysis information based on lipidomic analysis, to aid understanding of complex data.

Candidates should have a PhD (or near completion) in analytical science, mass spectrometry or a related area.  

This fixed-term post is available for a period of 24 months and is full-time, however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bonnie Millar, tel: 0115 8231754 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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