Research Fellow - Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£30,942. - £42,792
Posted
Oct 08, 2020
Closes
Nov 06, 2020
Ref
146944
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322, with potential progression once in post to £42,792.

Grade 7

Full Time / Fixed Term Contract to 30 April 2024

Closing date 5 November 2020

Background

To study the function of a novel gene (SLFN14) that is implicated in patients with an inherited bleeding disorder. The role will be based within the Morgan Research Group, under the leadership of Dr Neil Morgan.

Job Summary
  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar


Main Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/Institute research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification
  • First degree in Biological Sciences
  • PhD in Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology
  • High level analytical capability
  • Home office licence is essential
  • Fluency in a variety of techniques including haematopoietic stem cell/tissue culture, Next generation sequencing including RNA sequencing and related transcriptomic analysis, Flow cytometry analysis, advanced cell biology skills including immunofluorescence and microscopy skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly


The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe working practice, therefore all occupational health checks required for this role will be taken once individuals are appointed. Due to the nature of the work undertaken in this role all successful applicants will be required to complete an Occupational Health assessment once in post.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Neil Morgan at N.V.Morgan@bham.ac.uk

We value diversity at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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