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Research Assistant

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in haematological malignancies or flow cytometry?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

As the Dickinson Clinical Trial Research Assistant you will have a first degree and may have or be nearing completion of a Masters/PhD. You will be part of a team focussed on the diagnosis, disease monitoring and associated translational research in national clinical trials for Waldenström Macroglobulinemia. You will be responsible for day to day flow cytometric and molecular analysis and providing general support within busy teaching and research laboratories.

The work involves handling and processing of biological samples, extraction of RNA and DNA from various biological sample types, analysis of samples using multicolour flow cytometry panels as well as gathering and analysing the data for presentation and publication with appropriate guidance, and contribute to general laboratory maintenance.

You will be responsible for the accurate maintenance of all samples, records and findings, working in line with standard operating procedures, information governance, defined protocols and ethical guidelines. As agreed with the research team, you will organise your own workload, and work both independently and as a part of the team, liaising with colleagues and staff within the University and the NHS.

You will be qualified to a degree level in a relevant subject or hold equivalent qualifications and have experience of a laboratory environment.

This is a new post funded by the Ella Dickinson Memorial Charitable Trust that will be available for 18 months on a full-time basis and be based in HMDS at St James’s University Hospital, Bexley Wing, Leeds.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Gina Doody, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8438; Email: g.m.doody@leeds.ac.uk


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)
Section:  Haematology & Immunology
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (18 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 November 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 December 2019
Reference:  MHLMR1001
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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