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Research Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF33712

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/10/2020

Job live date: 15/09/2020

Salary: £30,942 per annum pro rata

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy

Division: Pharmacy

Hours per week: 0.5 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term up to 1 year

Research Assistant in chronic pain at the School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK. Starting 1st January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter – contract length one year fixed term. 

We are seeking a candidate to join our group as a part of the work funded by the grant “A new molecular approach to reduce chemotherapy-induced pain” awarded by Rosetrees Trust.

The project aims to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN), an increasingly common neuropathic and pain syndrome affecting up to 80% of patient during anti-cancer treatment. 
Research in the Maiarú lab focusses on the understanding of the molecular biology of pain states. Currently, the group is carrying out exciting new research on the involvement of cellular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Chemotherapy-Induced Pain.

You will have:
•    Molecular biology skills 
•    Laboratory experience
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
•    Master in Pharmacology, Biochemistry or other relevant Biomedical Life Sciences
•    A good honours degree in relevant subject
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•    Commitment to high quality research


Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Investigator

Contact name:

Maria Maiarú

Contact phone:

0044 0118 378 4561

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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