|£29,605 to £33,966 per annum
|5th December 2023
|31st December 2023
The Aiken laboratory seeks a research assistant to join a team working on an exciting new MRC-funded project. We aim to use cutting-edge in vitro techniques, including placental organoids, to evaluate the impact of metformin on the placenta early in pregnancy. Evidence suggests that metformin could be an effective preventative treatment for both miscarriage and pre-eclampsia. These conditions are urgent clinical priorities; they are frequent, severe, and have very few current effective therapeutic options. The project has been funded on the basis of a high chance of significant clinical impact.
The position would suit an ambitious and talented graduate who is keen to gain research experience in an international academic environment. Although the focus of the post is to provide research support to more experienced researchers, there will be opportunities to pursue an independent research project.
This position is particularly well-suited to candidates with research experience in pregnancy or placental research. Previous experience with cell culture, ideally organoid culture, would be highly desirable.
Appointments will be made on a fixed term basis until 28 Febuary 2027 due to limited funding. Please ensure you read the Further Particulars document in full prior to submitting your application.
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