Research Associate in Reproductive Sciences Research Group
University of Leicester Department:Cardiovascular Sciences
United Kingdom



About the role

We are looking for a Research Associate to join us as a member of the Reproductive Sciences Research Group headed by Professor Bee K Tan. You'll work within the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, with your principal task being conducting research focused on metabolic and cardiovascular aspects of human reproduction. You will identify and investigate novel genes and factors, pursuing diagnostic applications for implementation purposes and further identifying and characterising cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease as therapeutic targets.

As a Research Associate you will take a lead role in experimental design, determining the direction of the program in line with reaching the goals of the group’s research projects. You will plan and carry out the work programme and contribute to the overall research programme using innovative research models and approaches - testing and developing them to enable work to be carried out that will result in the emergence of new understanding within the research field.

This post gives the opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant contribution to research of high clinical impact.

About you

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline with significant, wide-ranging experience working in biomarker research, molecular and cell biology experiments. You will also be able to provide evidence of your research productivity throughout your career.

We are looking for a self-starter with a passion for the subject matter. With a good analytical and problem solving capability, you will also have excellent planning and organisation skills. You'll be comfortable working in a team environment, having effective interpersonal skills and the ability to plan, implement and deliver programmes of work.


Good communication skills are essential, and you must be enthusiastic about working with scientists and industry experts from complementary disciplines. You will be pro-active and motivated by working toward the emergence of new understanding within the field.

For further details on the role and its requirements please see the Job Summary Form.

Additional information

Informal enquires are welcomed and can be directed to Professor Bee K Tan on

We anticipate interviews for this position will take place at the end of August 2019.
Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. 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.

The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences is committed to sustaining a progressive, equality driven environment in which all our staff can thrive. We believe this can be accomplished through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between work and personal lives, we consider proposals for flexible working as well as job share arrangements.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. 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.

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