Research Assistant – iPSC stem cells and lipidomics

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  • Research Assistant
  • Birmingham

Website AstonUniversity Aston University

Closing date: 4th October 2021


A part-time post is available within the College of Health and Life Sciences, for a term of 18 months. The work undertaken will enable the post holder to gain valuable experience in iPSC stem cells and lipidomics.

The appointed biochemist/cell biologist will work in a team including both biochemists and cell biologists with the objective to generate iPSC cell lines with APOE genotypes to study mitochondrial function and lipid oxidation.

Applicants should have at least a Master degree in Biochemistry and/or Cell biology with substantial research laboratory experience working in a biochemistry/cell biology laboratory or preferably a recent PhD working in a biochemistry/cell biology area. Experience in iPSC cell culture, mitochondrial assays such as Seahorse, lipid extraction and ideally experience in mass spectrometry analysis of lipids will be required.

Following the training period and discussions with the PI, the applicant will be expected to organize and manage their research project, planning research and experimentation to investigate the central hypothesis of this project.

Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £27,116 to £29,614 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade: Grade 07
Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 months)

Basis: Part Time (0.493)
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 15 September 2021

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