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About the role

As a member of the Translational Research Group within the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, you will support research in a technical and administrative capacity. You will use biomarker/metabolomic approaches to identify and to investigate novel genes and factors, and to pursue diagnostic applications for implementation purposes. You will also identify and characterise cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease as therapeutic targets. This role specifically is associated with the MRC-funded UK Consortium for MetAbolic Phenotyping (MAPUK) study which is a partnership with the National Phenome Centres to advance metabolomics investigations, with a particular focus on clinical/translational aspects at the lab.

About you
You will bring to the role an in depth knowledge of the research field gained either through a degree level qualification or equivalent experience. Experience in biomarker discovery/validation using metabolomics or proteomics is essential for this role. 
 
This role will involve the supervision and development of staff working in the laboratories so excellent communication and team working skills are essential, ideally with some supervisory or management experience. A track record of research productivity would also be beneficial. 

Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

In return for your hard work, we offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 
 
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Toru Suzuki on tsuzuki@leicester.ac.uk.