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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for one Research Assistant to help support the MRC Epidemiology Unit's research, primarily focused on the aetiology of diabetes and related metabolic disorders such as growth and development and nutritional epidemiology.

This is a laboratory based position and the work will require extracting and quantifying DNA, measuring biomarkers and collecting quantitative PCR data from human samples.

The successful candidate will have a degree (or an equivalent qualification) and proven skills in laboratory methodologies. We are looking for an individual with a strong technical background, extensive experience with laboratory measurements and the ability to operate with different techniques. Good organisational and communication skills, together with a keen eye for detail is essential.

The work associated with this post has already started; therefore we are ideally looking for a candidate who is able to start work as soon as possible.

Please contact Vasileios Kaimakis (; +44 (0) 1223 746871) for informal enquiries.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th November 2017, with interviews likely to take place on 7th December 2017.

Please quote reference SJ14010 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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