University of Cambridge
Research Assistant in Metabolism
Institute of Metabolic Science – Metabolic Research Laboratories
Vacancy Ref. RG00495 Salary: £23,811 to £26,779
Limit of tenure applies*
We are looking to appoint a research assistant to join an internationally recognised
group working in childhood obesity headed by Professor Sadaf Farooqi to start as
soon as possible. You will be based in the purpose built Institute of Metabolic
Science, where you will join our team of researchers who undertake a range of
clinical and laboratory based studies in obesity and metabolism.
The post has two components. Firstly, the successful applicant will support the
clinical team in a range of clinical studies, performing measurements of eating
behaviour, energy expenditure, body composition and gut hormone secretion and will
be responsible for the handling, processing and archiving of samples. The post-
holder will work alongside our existing research assistant in nutrition with respect to
dietary assessment and the designing and preparation of meals for research studies.
The second element of the position will be laboratory based work, which will include
DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing of genes associated with obesity.
You should possess a degree in nutrition, physiology, genetics or a related subject.
Experience of laboratory research is essential; experience of clinical research is an
advantage. You will be required to enter and handle clinical data and support the
administrative work of the team, so excellent IT skills are essential.
Applications, including CV, covering letter, and a completed CHRIS/6 form including
Parts 1, 2 and 3 (available on http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/applying/ ) should be sent
to: Naomi Clark, Metabolic Research Laboratories, Institute of Metabolic Science,
Box 289, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK from whom
further information can be obtained, email: email@example.com
Closing date for applications: 24th August 2012.
* The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.