|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Salary:||£30,619 per annum|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||10th April 2023|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
We are looking to employ a Research Assistant to lead a study which will establish an expert consensus on appropriate biomarkers of ageing for use in research. This project will involve using the Delphi technique - a scientific approach for establishing a consensus on any given topic - to develop a consensus statement, and will require you to design an initial set of questions to put to an expert panel, recruit and coordinate the expert panel (who may be working in different countries/time zones) and evaluate the results. This temporary position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build research experience, especially those looking to pursuing a future career in academia. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the write up and publication of the research findings.
You will be involved setting up and managing a study which will use the Delphi technique to develop an expert consensus on appropriate biomarkers of ageing for use in different research settings and highlight directions for future research. Leading experts will be identified to form an expert panel. The expert panel will then undergo 2-3 iterative rounds to identify biomarkers of ageing, and appraise their utility in different settings, forming practical guidelines to inform researchers and clinicians. You will be part of a collegiate and supporting team including researchers from Newcastle (Prof. Viktor Korolchuk, Dr Oliver Shannon and dir. Tetsushi Kataura) and Manchester (Miss Chloe French) and will also have the opportunity to integrate with other researchers from the UKRI funded AGENTS Network (which is funding this project).
This part time post is fixed term for a period of 5 months.
For informal enquiries contact Dr Oliver Shannon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Viktor Korolchuk (email@example.com)
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