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Research Assistant (Nutrition and Ageing) (5297)

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join the Faculty of Health and Education for an exciting industry-funded research project looking at the association between pomegranate extract and inflammatory markers, physical and cognitive function and cardiometabolic risk factors in older adults.

As the ideal candidate, you will hold an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (e.g., nutrition, biochemistry, biology) and have a prior experience in performing laboratory analysis of tissue samples. You will need to take a proactive approach in participant recruitment and will have excellent organisational skills, record keeping and attention to detail. Using your own initiative while working as part of a team is vital for this role.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Grace Farhat

Please apply by submitting a CV and covering letter.  Please note that this is a part-time role, working 4 days per week and is fixed-term for 18 months.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    Grade 5 (£24,285 to £27,131) until 31/07/23 additional 2% will be paid (£24,771 to £27,674) pro rata
  • Closing Date:
    24 August 2022
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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