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VACANCY: Research Assistant/Associate

Vacancy ID: 8764

Location: Leicester

Department: Diabetes Research Centre

Vacancy terms: Full time, part-time (min. 30hrs pw) or job share, fixed term until 31 March 2026

Salary details: Grade 7 £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 02 Jan 2024

About the role

This post, funded by the EM ARC, is for a Research Assistant or Associate to join an established, successful research team to contribute to a programme of work which aims to address health inequalities and improve health outcomes in people with multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs), as part of the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC).  

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

About you

You will hold an academic qualification in a subject relevant to health services research or other related discipline and possess substantial practical research experience. Alongside your education and research expertise, you will have high level of attention to detail, project management skills and excellent communication skills.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Carol Akroyd at

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 through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

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.

How to apply

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Published on: 13 Dec 2023