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Location: Aston University Main Campus

Contract Type: Fixed Term (29 months)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 13 June 2022

Interview Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Applicants are invited to apply for a research assistant role in an Alzheimer’s Association funded role in the Translational Medicine Research Group (TMRG) at Aston Medical School. This is a part time role for a term of 29 months. You will become a member of the Alzheimer’s Association funded project and have the opportunity to integrate fully with the group’s regular activities and contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s subject-specific research. TMRG is dynamic and research-driven with a clear focus on delivering excellent research and teaching outcomes. 

You will work in a team including both biochemists and cell biologists with the objective to work on high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) technique to identify micronutrients and mass spectrometry to analyse lipid oxidation products. The work undertaken will enable you to gain valuable experience in lipidomics. 

You should have at least an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and/or analytical chemistry with substantial research laboratory experience working in a biochemical laboratory or preferably a recent PhD working in a biochemical area. Experience in sample preparation for lipidomics, lipid extraction and liquid chromatography and ideally experience in mass spectrometry analysis of lipids will be favourable. Good analytical and academic writing skills as well as the ability to compile reports, deliverables and publications of high quality are essential.  

Following the training period, the research assistant will be expected to organise and manage their research project, planning research and experimentation to investigate the central hypothesis of the respective project.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

For informal enquiries or further information about the project, please directly contact Dr Irundika Dias at diashki1@aston.ac.uk.

Further details:   Job Details     University Information  

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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