Free open Job in Wales Research Assistant (Arthritis Heal Training Scheme) at Cardiff University

We seek a highly motivated individual to join our team and as part of your employment to enrol and become a PhD-student, applying lipidomic methods to human RA cohorts and in vivo models, to determine the role of lipids from lipoxygenases (LOX) in the pathogenesis of this disease.
LOXs generate a complex array of bioactive lipids and are strongly implicated in RA development. Here we will focus on how LOX drives systemic complications of RA through generating lipids that move through the bloodstream to promote blood clotting and thrombotic complications. 
You will plan and undertake the experiments and will report and publish the results in scientific journals and at international conferences. The project includes fundamental structural molecular and cellular work as well as translational applications. Full training in vivo models, cohort sample analysis and lipidomics MS/MS will be provided
You have a Masters or BSc (2.1 or above) degree in biomedical sciences or chemistry, preferably with an interest or expertise in analytical chemistry.
This post is externally funded by the Arthritis Heal Foundation and eligibility criteria for the position includes that you: 

  • Have not resided in the country of the recruiting beneficiary (UK) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date
  • Be at the date of recruitment in the first four years of your research career
  • Not have a doctoral degree

This post is full time (35 hours a week), available from 1 October 2019 and is fixed term until 30 September 2022.

Salary: £37,258 per annum (Fixed Salary)
Closing Date: Saturday, 1 June 2019

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


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