Research Assistant

University of Leeds
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 to £36,024
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (3 years
Working Time:Full time
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Research Assistant Overview of the Role

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge? Do you have a background in human molecular genetics and cell biology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities?

The person appointed will use bioinformatics and molecular genetics approaches, including next generation and long-read sequencing and CRISPR-cas9 gene editing in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture, to study the inherited basis of defects in human enamel formation. The appointee will be supervised by a newly appointed Lecturer in Biomineralisation within an established, successful amelogenesis research group working across the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, University of Leeds. As well as building on existing genomics expertise in the tooth disorder amelogenesis imperfecta, this new programme will add cellular disease modelling and transcriptomics dimensions to the research. Findings will be shared with patients via close links to dental practitioners and to the Northeast and Yorkshire Genomics Laboratory Hub, supporting additional increased clinical research in this area. This post will therefore support highly translational medical research at the international forefront of dental disease genomics research.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx. 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Professor Chris Inglehearn - [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: School of Dentistry Section: Division of Oral Biology Category: Research Grade: Grade 6 Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years - To complete specific time limited work.) Release Date: Tuesday 19 March 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 14 April 2024 Reference: MHDEN1249

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