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Research Assistant/Associate in Human Nutrition

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,396 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 27307

Company description:

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.

Job description:

Salary: Research Assistant: £31,396 - £32,982 per annum

Research Associate: £33,966 - £44.263 per annum

The Role

We are looking to employ a Research Assistant/Associate to manage the day-to-day running of a human intervention study. You will work as part of an ambitious and collegiate team of research interested in human nutrition and health, and will receive support, training and mentorship for more senior members of the group. You will have previous experience conducting human intervention studies, and will be familiar with recruiting and coordinating participants, scheduling laboratory visits, obtaining venous blood samples, administering questionnaires and evaluating dietary intake. It is also advantageous to have experience of conducting wet lab analyses using techniques such as HPLC, although training will be provided. This 1-year 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 presentation of research findings at conference and publication in a high impact peer-reviewed journal.

You will be involved in the day-to-day running of a human nutrition intervention study exploring whether the inclusion of fruit juice in 5-a-day recommendations influences fruit and vegetable intake. The study will involve recruiting up to 45 participants who will attend the laboratory for a screening visit plus pre- and post-intervention experimental visits. Participants will be randomised to a control group, whole fruit and vegetable intervention group, or whole fruit and vegetable + fruit juice intervention group. We will collect venous blood samples for determining objective measures of fruit and vegetable intake and conducting NMR metabolomic analyses. We will also administer questionnaires and dietary assessments prior to and following the intervention to determine impact of the intervention on fruit and vegetable intake and measures of mood.

This full time post is offered on a fixed term basis for a period of 12 months.

For informal enquiries contact: Dr. Oliver Shannon oliver.shannon@newcastle.ac.uk 

Find out more about the Faculty of Medical Sciences here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/  
 
Find out more about our Research Institutes here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/research/institutes/

As part of our commitment to career development for research colleagues, 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.

This appointment is subject to satisfactory medical clearance.

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