Research Fellow - Cancer and Genomic Sciences

United Kingdom
£30,395 - £42,036
Aug 14, 2019
Sep 13, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Position details

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036

Grade 7

Full time/ Fixed term contract for 3 years

Closing date: 26th September 2019

Interviews will take place between 23rd and 25th October 2019

Job summary
  • Work within Chromosomal Replication laboratory, under supervision of Dr Aga Gambus, and undertake research aiming at determining the mechanism by which the replication machinery is disassembled in immortalised human cell lines and the importance of this process.
  • Deliver research using immortalised human cell lines and Xenopus laevis egg extract model system
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to writing bids and generating funding, contribute to supervision of students
  • Contribute to public understanding of the discipline or similar

Main duties

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
  • Develop research objectives 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 and masters students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School 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 area of biology, biochemistry, cell biology or similar; a PhD in relevant field of studies and experience in DNA replication/damage fields.
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in immortalised cell culture models, cell biology and biochemistry 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
  • Contribute to supervision of students
  • 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

For further information please contact Aga Gambus -

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