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Research Assistant (RESET4REMISSION)

University of Leicester - Diabetes Research Centre

Location: Leicester
Salary: Grade 6 £28,331 to £30,046 per annum due to funding restrictions.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th September 2020
Closes: 21st October 2020
Job Ref: 2241

Vacancy terms: Full-time, Fixed term for 2 years

Salary details: Grade 6 £28,331 to £30,046 per annum due to funding restrictions

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 21 Oct 2020

About the role

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with expertise in exercise sciences along with conducting and managing clinical trials to work on an MRC-funded research programme (the “RESET4REMISSION” programme). The programme is focused on testing whether a low energy diet combined with exercise training can lead to diabetes remission and improved cardiac health in younger adults with early-onset type 2diabetes (aged 16-40 years). 

About you

Candidates must hold an MSc and first degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline. All applicants should have some relevant experience in project management and research experience in supporting data collection and data analysis. Applicants should also be able demonstrate previous experience of contributing to publications and project management. 

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Thomas Yates (

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking and appropriate clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

We offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 

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