Research Associate in Metabolic Science

University of Cambridge

The laboratory of Professor Susan Ozanne ( is seeking a postdoctoral research associate who has experience in cardio-metabolic phenotyping in rodent models. Our main research interest is in understanding how obesity and impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy impacts on offspring cardio-metabolic health. We are particularly interested in establishing intervention strategies in the mother that improve both maternal and offspring cardiovascular and metabolic health. Supported by the British Heart Foundation, this post will involve cardio-metabolic phenotyping of rodent models to study the effects of interventions that target insulin resistance and oxidative stress.

Key responsibilities

Scientists with experience in cardiovascular and metabolic phenotyping, especially in relation to maternal and fetal physiology, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a background in studying cardio-metabolic physiology in rodents and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Perform cardiovascular and metabolic phenotyping of mouse models
  • Assist with rodent colony management
  • Perform immunoassays, western blotting, RT-PCR and other techniques according to the direction of the project
  • Present research work and data within the Institute, nationally and internationally and prepare and submit research for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Assist in providing instruction to postgraduate students and other members of the research group in cardio-metabolic phenotyping techniques
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in preparing manuscripts and applications to funding bodies

Other information

This position is based at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science ( at the University of Cambridge, which provides a highly collaborative and stimulating environment.

Informal inquiries about this position should be directed to Prof Susan Ozanne at with reference number RG28924 in the subject line.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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Closing Date: 5th December 2021.

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Please quote reference RG28924 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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