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Research Assistant/Associate - Neuromuscular Genetic Disease (Latin-SEQ)

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum. See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th April 2024
Closes: 15th April 2024
Job Ref: 26917

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.

Salary
Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,982 per annum
Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum

The Role
We are looking for a researcher with clinical interests to work on projects aimed at diagnosing neuromuscular disease patients.

The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (JWMDRC) has a strong interest in research, diagnosis and management of neuromuscular genetic disease. We have secured funding to continue cutting edge genetic research utilising next generation sequencing technology to diagnosis patients with genetic neuromuscular diseases from a large international collaborative project in Latin-American countries (Latin-SEQ).

The post would suit a geneticist or a physician with deep knowledge of neuromuscular diseases clinical, MRI and muscle biopsy features. The candidate should have good communication skills, administration and computer skills, although training in bio-informatics support and dedicated software will be provided.

As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

Please note that if you are successful to this role, you will require medical clearance before you can commence in the role.

This post is tenable for 24 months.

Informal enquiries to Prof. Jordi Diaz Manera (jordi.diaz-manera@newcastle.ac.uk).

For further information please see - www.newcastle-muscle.org.

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