Research Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term) in MRC Epidemiology Unit University of Cambridge, MRC Epidemiology Unit United Kingdom

Research Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is recruiting two Research Assistants as part of the National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Nutritional Biomarker Laboratory (NBL). The NBL aims are to develop and apply methods for nutritional biomarker analysis. The lab is led by Dr Albert Koulman and, together with other team members, the goal is to establish the NBL as a world leading laboratory for the analysis of nutritional biomarkers.


The post holders will be working on the analysis of nutritional biomarkers in human samples for the National Diet and Nutrition Survey as well as other projects, studies or trials, within the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre as well as national and international collaborators.


The successful candidates will have a degree (or an equivalent qualification) and proven skills in laboratory methodologies. We are looking for individuals with a strong technical background, extensive experience with laboratory measurements using liquid chromatography for nutritional or clinical research. We are especially interested in candidates who also have experience with one or more of the following techniques: gas chromatography or mass spectrometry, ELISA, Immunoassay and biochemical assays. A flexible approach, good organisational and communication skills, together with a keen eye for detail is essential.


These are fixed-term positions until 31 December 2022.


Please contact Dr Albert Koulman (; +44 (0) 1223 763202 for informal enquiries.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


The closing date is Sunday 3 June 2018 and interviews will likely be held on Wednesday 20 June 2018.


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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


Please quote reference SJ15542 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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