University of Bath

University of Bath

Research Associate (CH11438)

United Kingdom

Closing in 9 days

Job title Research Associate

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Thursday 08 February 2024

Closing date Sunday 10 March 2024

Interview date Tuesday 19 March 2024

Reference CH11438


We have an exciting research opportunity to join the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism (CNEM) in the Department for Health at the University of Bath.

About the role

We are looking for a Research Associate with a background in human physiology, biosciences, nutrition, or metabolism to work on a new collaborative project grant supported by BBSRC.

The purpose of this post is to lead and co-ordinate a human study that will examine the impact of adipose tissue inflammation on skeletal muscle protein metabolism in older people. This highly collaborative project will be based at Bath under the supervision of Professor Dylan Thompson and Dr Francoise Koumanov, and involves collaborators in Exeter (Professors Ben Wall and Francis Stephens) and Birmingham (Dr James Turner and Professor Leigh Breen).

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with a duration of 36 months.

About you

You will have experience of conducting studies with human volunteers, including the handling of blood and/or tissue samples. Other relevant experience would be valuable, such as prior experience of working with older people and/or sophisticated analysis of blood or tissue samples (e.g., flow cytometry), however this is not essential and full training will be provided.

This position is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in state-of-the- art techniques, including stable isotope tracers (in vivo and in vitro), spectral flow cytometry, scRNAseq, bioinformatics, and high content confocal microscopy.

For informal discussions about the role please contact Professor Dylan Thompson on [email protected] or Dr Francoise Koumanov on [email protected]

What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Research Associate (CH11438)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    February 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 10, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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