Research Fellow

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7075342 (Ref.No. MHLCM1241)
Posted: February 22, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in environmental toxicology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will be required to work on a project to investigate the association between aflatoxin exposure and child malnutrition as part of the larger CHAIN consortium.  The work will primarily consist of assessing the aflatoxin exposure of malnourished children by measuring aflatoxin albumin levels using an in-house ELISA.

The post will be based within the LIGHT Laboratories.  You should have completed a relevant first degree in an area related to medicine or health, and be familiar with ELISA, preferably for the measurement of biomarkers of environmental exposure. You must be able to demonstrate good laboratory research experience.

You will be self-motivated, responsible, be working to a high standard of efficiency and be willing to meet deadlines.  Applicants must be willing to work as an active team member and to undertake other ongoing research activities within the group as the project develops.  Excellent communication and organisational skills are required. 

You will also have completed a postgraduate degree in a biomedical science, ideally with experience of environmental exposures in low and middle income countries.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Michael N Routledge, Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7763; Email:


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Clinical and Population Science Department (CPSD)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% at 37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (fixed term for 6 months)
Release Date:  Friday 19 February 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 March 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 30 March 2021
Reference:  MHLCM1241

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