Research Assistant

University of Cambridge

Dr Maura Malpetti is looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join the Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia at the Cambridge University Department of Clinical Neurosciences. The post is part of a Race Against Dementia funded program to investigate inflammation in frontotemporal dementia and accelerate the development of treatments for dementia. To this end, we are initiating a UK-wide Open Network for Frontotemporal dementia Inflammation Research (ON-FIRE).

As a Research Assistant, you will coordinate the network activities, site recruitments, samples delivery, optimization of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion across the network, and facilitate Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement activities. You will contribute towards the smooth running of projects based in Cambridge, helping in recruitment, assessment data collection supported by experienced scientists, clinicians and research nurses.

Experience in research studies of dementia or mental health disorders would be advantageous but is not essential. You will collaborate within a balanced team with post-doctoral scientists, clinical fellows, research nurses and students to ensure efficient research activities across the center.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 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 an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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For more information on the role, contact Dr Maura Malpetti ([email protected] ). The role will primarily be based at the Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0SZ.

Closing date: 1st November 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and a completed Additional Information for Clinical Researchers form in the Upload section of the online application. 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 ZE38883 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.

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