Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 09 July 2019

Closing date Thursday 08 August 2019

Interview date Friday 30 August 2019

Reference SJ6900

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We are looking to appoint a Research Associate to work on a Nutrition and Metabolism research project funded by The British Heart Foundation, investigating the effects of various dietary carbohydrates on postprandial lipid metabolism. A focus of the work will also examine sex-differences in lipid metabolism in response to ingestion of dietary carbohydrates.  The successful candidate will be working in the Department for Health on the main campus at the University of Bath, in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, at the University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will gain experience in techniques related human metabolism, such as indirect calorimetry, blood biochemistry and stable isotope methods. Supervision will be provided by Dr Javier Gonzalez, Professor Leanne Hodson,Professor James Betts, Professor Dylan Thompson, Dr Francoise Koumanov, and their research teams.

A PhD in a relevant subject such as, Nutrition; Human Metabolism; Human Physiology is essential. Experience of conducting projects of this type would be an advantage, but is not essential as full training will be provided.

The Department for Health at the University of Bath is a vibrant community providing excellent facilities and support for teaching and research. Our taught programmes are some of the highest ranked in UK and the World, and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2014), we returned staff across three Units of Assessment, ranking 5th (Sport & Exercise Science) and 6th (Allied Health Professions), with ~90% of our outputs rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

The Department for Health is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for staff and students. We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to gender equality and welcome applications from under-represented groups.

This is a fixed term contract with an expected duration of 24 months.

For further details, please contact Dr Javier Gonzalez (

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.