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JOB: Research Fellow or Research Associate

Vacancy ID: 1941

Location: Leicester

Department: Diabetes Research Centre

Vacancy terms: Full-time, fixed term contract until 30 September 2024

Salary details: Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 per annum or Grade 8 £44,045 to £49,553 per annum

Hours per week: 40

Advert closes midnight on: 08 Apr 2021

About the role

The Diabetes Research Centre are looking to recruit either a Research Associate or Research Fellow to join an established, successful research team to contribute to a programme of work which aims to address health inequalities, improve minority ethnic health and to improve cardiometabolic health outcomes as part of  Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC). 

The Centre is internationally recognised for its research in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and also hosts the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health (CBMEH).  The post provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious researcher to contribute to the ongoing development of our Research Centre.

About you

As a Research Associate, you will have a PhD in a relevant discipline alongside evidence of a contribution to peer-reviewed journal papers. You will have strong analytical and problem solving capabilities with an ability to work both as part of a research team and independently.

As a Research Fellow, you will have a PhD in a relevant discipline alongside evidence of an emerging/developing research profile and /or respected nationally/international profile for area of expertise. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to your area of expertise as well as an ability to manage and deliver collaborative based research projects.

As part of your application, please indicate which role you wish to be considered for and please review both job summaries for the Research Associate and Research Fellow

Additional information

Enquiries are welcome and should be made to Carol Akroyd on

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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Published on: 23 Mar 2021