Research Assistant in Reproductive Biology University of Leeds, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM) United Kingdom

Research Assistant in Reproductive Biology

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?Do you have a background in placental physiology and/or metabolic regulation?Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?


This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a research group led by Dr Karen Forbes which is seeking to understand the role of extracellular vescicles and miRNAs in normal and abnormal placental and fetal development.The collaborative, multidisciplinary lab combines cutting edge molecular, cellular and physiological approaches using in both human placental cells/tissue and mouse models of pregnancy.The role holder will specifically work on a Medical Research Council (MRC) funded project aimed at establishing the molecular mechanisms responsible for altered placental and fetal growth in pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes, and how this impacts on the health of the offspring in later life.


You will have a strong background in placental physiology and experience of performing in-vivo experiments with rodents.You will also have demonstrable experience of student supervision and contributing to published journal papers.


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

Dr Karen Forbes, Lecturer in Molecular Genetics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9921, email:


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 - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section: Discovery and Translational Science Department (DTSD)
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Working Time: 100% Full time equivalent
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 31st October 2021 - External funding)
Closing Date: Sunday 24 March 2019
Reference: MHLCM1171
Downloads: Candidate Brief

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