Research Assistant

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7122196 (Ref.No. MHLCM1320)
Posted: January 27, 2023

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?   Do you have a background in blood coagulation?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will be working in a team, under the supervision of senior staff. This post will be primarily contributing towards the characterisation of small molecules and how they interfere in blood clot formation and fibrinolysis using a varied number of purified, plasma and whole blood based methodologies, including thrombin generation techniques, fibrin clot formation and lysis including turbidimetric assays, laser scanning confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and ROTEM. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary team working towards novel drug discovery.  

As Research Assistant your main duties will include:

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

Professor Helen Philippou, Leading drug discovery programmes; Anti-thrombotics with minimal risk

Email: [email protected] 

We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page. 

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life.  We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.  Within the School of Medicine, we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such, applicants are required to declare criminal records accordingly.  Appointees may also be required to complete a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and where relevant, equivalent overseas authorities.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Discovery and Translational Science Department (DTSD)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £28,762 to £34,308 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 months - external grant)
Release Date:  Thursday 26 January 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 February 2023
Reference:  MHLCM1320

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.