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Research Associate in Central Regulation of Appetite and Energy Metabolism

The University of Manchester - School of Medical Sciences

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th May 2024
Closes: 31st May 2024
Job Ref: BMH-025697

We are recruiting an ambitious, self-motivated Research Associate to join Dr D’Agostino’s research group focussing on the brain’s integration and processing of ingestive signals.

The successful candidate will work on a UKRI-funded project to selectively manipulate neurons using the latest genetic techniques and undertake high-throughput in vivo metabolic and behavioural phenotyping. They will also collaborate as a team with other members of the lab on this and other relevant projects involving molecular phenotyping and functional circuit mapping.

Candidates must have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in neuroscience and/or metabolic research (or equivalent).

Facilities for animal research are first rate and are validated by all the appropriate Home Office licences. However, if you have any medical, social or ethical reasons for avoiding work on experimental animals, then do not apply for this post.

Successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered              

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Giuseppe D'Agostino

Email: giuseppe.dagostino@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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