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Research Associate

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: £33,309-£40,927
  • REF: ZE29792
  • Closes: 17th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to play a key role in a new British Heart Foundation funded study investigating the role of inflammation in cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). SVD is a major health problem causing stroke and vascular dementia, but currently there are few treatments for it. Targeting inflammation offers a novel treatment approach. The postholder will coordinate a new study determining how peripheral and systemic inflammation relates to disease progression in SVD as assessed by advanced MRI. They will be involved in study coordination, performing assessments and cognitive testing, and coordinating brain imaging.

The post offers an opportunity to join one of the internationally leading groups in stroke research, and benefit from the vibrant neuroscience community at Cambridge. It would be ideal for an individual with previous experience in carrying out clinical research and an interest in neuroscience and/or stroke research.

Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £30,497) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2026 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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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. 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 ZE29792 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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