Research Fellow - metabolic responses to exercise and diet interventions

University of Birmingham

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Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

10 Sep 2018
09 Dec 2018

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-59205a

Job Purpose

The post holder will be required to perform world-class research into metabolic responses to exercise and diet interventions. We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral researcher to join a project funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK examining the effect of a Mediterranean diet and physical activity intervention in people at risk for dementia. This project is a feasibility trial which will run in 3 centres in the UK (Birmingham, Norwich and Newcastle).

The appointed researcher will be based in Birmingham in the group of Dr Sarah Aldred in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, and help lead the physical activity interventions for the project. The project will assess the feasibility of this diet and exercise intervention in combination with blood sampling, vascular function assessments and neuroimaging and subsequent biochemical analysis to characterise the effect of the intervention in a population at risk for dementia.In keeping with the project, we are seeking to appoint an individual with training in running or coordinating human exercise studies with non-invasive (vascular function assessment eg. FMD) and invasive (blood collection) procedures. Experience with analytical methods such as ELISA assays (e.g., markers of inflammation and lipid oxidation) is essential.

 

Person Specification

In keeping with the project, we are seeking to appoint an individual with training in running or coordinating human exercise studies with non-invasive (vascular function assessment eg. FMD) and invasive (blood collection) procedures. Experience with analytical methods such as ELISA assays (e.g., markers of inflammation and lipid oxidation) is essential.

 

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in biochemistry, physiology, exercise sciences, health sciences or an aligned discipline, or working towards a PhD
  • Experience in running human exercise studies
  • Experience in assessing vascular function is highly desirable Eg Flow mediated dilatation
  • Experience of antibody technology assays, Eg ELISA, Western blotting
  • Experience of neuroimaging is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of phlebotomy is desirable but not essential History of undergraduate and post-graduate student supervision preferred.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

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