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Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are now invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a research project to establish levels of vitamin D in people with MS across the UK, gather information about factors potentially affecting vitamin D levels, and trial remote data collection and sampling techniques. As part of this study, data will be collected online via the MS Register, and participants will provide blood spots and cheek swabs for analysis
Requirements: Applicants must be educated to at least PhD level (or have commensurate experience) and have some experience in a clinical research environment. Applicants should have experience of building databases, and of designing and implementing SOPs. The appointee must have excellent organisational, written and communication skills. They must have the ability to apply extensive working knowledge to address complex problems and challenges and have a comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of governance and legislation for the conduct of clinical trials (including GCP)
   
Text: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL15453 Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Salary: Starting salary will be in the range £32,956 - £36,677 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Grade 5) Reference: QMUL15453 Date posted: 25-Jul-2018 Closing date: 19-Aug-2018 Job profile Apply online Overview: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Centre for Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Research Assistant QMUL15453 The newly established Preventive Neurology Unit (PNU) has been set up with the aim of developing clinical trials to prevent neurological disease. A disease of special interest to the PNU is multiple sclerosis (MS), which has multiple genetic and environmental risk factors that appear to contribute to disease development. Applications are now invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a research project to establish levels of vitamin D in people with MS across the UK, gather information about factors potentially affecting vitamin D levels, and trial remote data collection and sampling techniques. As part of this study, data will be collected online via the MS Register, and participants will provide blood spots and cheek swabs for analysis. The post-holder will be expected to partake in all aspects of the study recruitment and sample analysis. These include selection of study participants using geographical and MS-specific criteria in potential volunteers, assembling kits for sample collection and sending these out to participants, ensuring the return of kits, and storage and analysis of biological samples for both serum biomarker and genetic analysis. The post-holder will be expected to carry out analysis of study results in collaboration with the study statistician, and write up the results for publication. Applicants must be educated to at least PhD level (or have commensurate experience) and have some experience in a clinical research environment. Applicants should have experience of building databases, and of designing and implementing SOPs. The appointee must have excellent organisational, written and communication skills. They must have the ability to apply extensive working knowledge to address complex problems and challenges and have a comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of governance and legislation for the conduct of clinical trials (including GCP). The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months. Starting salary will be in the range £32,956 - £36,677 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a pension scheme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. The Centre for Cancer Prevention requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description). Informal enquiries should be addressed to Ruth Dobson: ruth.dobson@qmul.ac.uk or on 020 7882 3517. Details about the institute can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/wolfson/centres/ccp/ Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk . To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL15453. The closing date for the applications is the 19 August 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. Valuing Diversity and Committed to Equality Apply online
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