Research Associate

University of Cambridge
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:£34,308-£42,155
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Contract Type:Fixed term The funds
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Research Associate

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available within the group of Professors Frank Reimann and Fiona Gribble at the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), focussing on the gut-brain-pancreatic axis and its role in the control of insulin secretion and food intake. The group has a particular interest in developing gut peptide based strategies for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity. Supported by the MRC-Metabolic Diseases Unit, this post will involve the investigation of central circuitry controlling appetite and metabolism in murine models.

Scientists are encouraged to apply if they have substantial practical experience in manipulating and studying the central nervous system control of metabolism in live mice. Applicants should have a background in studying the gut-brain-pancreatic axis or related metabolic physiology. The role holder will be responsible for running their own research projects and will work with a small group of post docs and PhD students who have overlapping expertise

Major responsibilities will be: - Genetic manipulation of targeted CNS nuclei through stereotactic injections - Optogenetic control of food intake and metabolism - Fibre photometry - Murine phenotyping of food intake behaviour and glucose tolerance

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact: Prof Frank Reimann E: T: 01223746796 Or Prof. Fiona Gribble E: T: 01223336746

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available until 31st March 2024 in the first instance.

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

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Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £30,046) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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.

Closing date: 29th November 2022

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RG34218 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Clinical Biochemistry








    15 November 2022

    Closing date

    29 November 2022

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