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Job Opportunities


Research Co-ordinator, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (Full time/Part-time; Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,098-£33,518

Reference: RG14305

Closing date: 5th January 2018


We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated person who wishes to develop their career in clinical and translational research in obesity and metabolic disease. This post would be ideally suited to those in research co-ordination and/or to nurses and other health care professionals who wish to come out of the clinical environment to develop a career in research. This position could also suit scientists wanting to move into research co-ordination. Experience of organisational/administrative work in addition to laboratory research would be an advantage.


You will be based at the Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where you will join Professor Farooqi's internationally leading team of scientists and clinical researchers working to translate genetic findings into benefits for health ( ). Our research has led to multiple scientific discoveries in the area of metabolic disease and informs the design of therapies for patients with obesity and diabetes.


The ideal candidate should be educated to degree level in Biomedical Science or a closely related discipline (including Nursing). You will be responsible for the recruitment of participants, the accurate recording, extraction, checking and entry of clinical and genetic data onto bespoke databases and will contribute to the co-ordination and monitoring of a number of research studies. In addition to our work in obesity, we are opening up new areas of research into thinness and obesity related complications.


Excellent communication, organisational and IT skills are essential.


This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for a full time post, but applications will be considered from those wishing to work part-time office hours from 0.50wte part-time up to full time.


Proposed start date: as soon as possible.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Informal enquiries can be made to Naomi Clark, Metabolic Research Laboratories, Level 4, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 289 Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please quote reference RG14305 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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