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Research Associate

Department of Medicine

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 27th Oct 2021
  • Salary: £33,309-£40,927
  • REF: RC28721
  • Closes: 29th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the ADVANTAGE research consortium. ADVANTAGE is part of the UK Advanced Pain Discovery Platform. (https://www.ukri.org/news/new-data-hub-and-research-into-chronic-pain/). The Cambridge consortium is focused on painful or (unexpectedly) painless visceral disease and disorders, and with expertise in genetics, cellular, systems and behavioural methods, are linked to industry, including Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca.

The post is based at the Department of Medicine, which is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The successful candidate will interact closely with the Bioengineering group at West Cambridge site.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant field and demonstrate competencies in surface biopotential analysis, e.g. ECG, EMG, ECG, GSR, or other time-series acquired in the laboratory or in free-living conditions (wearable sensor). You will be expected to set up and manage specialised tools (software and hardware) required for quantitative sensory (small-fibre) and autonomic testing in healthy and patient volunteers. You will be working alongside a project coordinator and research nurse.

The position is particularly suited to those interested in sensory or autonomic neurosciences. Candidates who can demonstrate ability to communicate and engage with research and patient communities are particularly welcomed.

The post will be available from March 2022. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Mike Lee at ml404@cam.ac.uk, or Professor George Malliaras at gm603@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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Closing Date: 29 November 2021

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.

Please quote reference RC28721 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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