Research Fellow - Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

United Kingdom
£30,942 - £42,792
Jan 02, 2021
Feb 01, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Position Details

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

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

Grade 7

Full Time / Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

Closing date 4 January 2021


We seek to appoint a motivated individual for 18-months, from 1 April 2021. The post holder is expected to create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within an established research programme and/or specific research project. The position is concerned with the use of in vitro and in vivo mouse models of haemostasis and thrombosis to study novel tools targeting CLEC-2 for translation to the clinic. The appointed individual must be familiar with signal transduction, in vitro platelet function testing, advanced microscopy, in vivo thrombosis and haemostasis mouse models (or how to interpret the data if not able to do the work themselves under the current restrictions), and general methods in cell biology. He/she must have excellent academic qualifications and communication skills, strong initiative and good teamwork skills, and excellent writing skills.

Summary of Role
  • 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/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
  • Ability to keep good laboratory notes and present results clearly and appropriately

Person Specification
  • Strong academic record for the level of candidate's experience. e.g. degree at 2.1 (or first), and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area.
  • PhD (or near to completion) in a cell biology environment of relevance to the programme
  • Experience in a range of cell biology techniques including flow cytometry, histology, cell isolation and various in vivo mouse models (vessel laser and ferric chloride injury, deep vein thrombosis).
  • Knowledge of Home Office governance on animal experimentation
  • Good knowledge of data-analysis and interpretation.Computing skills such as Excel, Word, Power point, statistical packages (SSPS, Graphpad), Endnote reference manager.
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • 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

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

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