University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

The research assistant/outreach coordinator is required to work (for one year initially, with annual renewals and maximum of three years) on an international study funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the Alzheimer's Biomarkers Consortium-Down Syndrome (ABC-DS; https: // www. that aims to investigate the high risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) experienced by people with Down syndrome (DS). The study is cross-sectional and prospective. It seeks to identify cognitive and biological markers and track the progression of AD. The tasks include overseeing ADDORE: Alzheimer's disease-Down syndrome Outreach, Recruitment and Education activities at the Cambridge field site. This individual will be responsible for research recruitment strategies to enhance enrollment of all participants with DS and specifically minority and under- represented communities in the ABC-DS project, a NIH-funded multimillion dollar study that has nine performance sites in the United States and United Kingdom. The candidate will oversee research recruitment efforts and develop strong relationships with under-represented communities.

Candidates should have a Degree, Masters or equivalent in a relevant field of study. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Shahid Zaman: [email protected].

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 and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RN41118 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Psychiatry








    28 March 2024

    Closing date

    28 April 2024

    Job details


    Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 28, 2024

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Physics,Psychology,Social Science

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