Town/City:

Birmingham


Position type:

Part time


Salary:

£30,942.00 - £42,792.00

05 Nov 2020
03 Feb 2021

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-200002PE

Position Details

Institute of Clinical Sciences

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

Part Time FTC up to 3 years

This post is due to start on December 1, 2020

 

Background

To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within a specific research project funded by the MRC (PI: Nicholas Barnes).

 

Job Summary

  • Work within specified research grant and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Where relevant, 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

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.

  • 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 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 specialism and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods (e.g. in vitro culture of primary human cells, multi-colour flow cytometry, multiplex biochemical assays using Luminex, high-content confocal imaging, in vitro phagocytosis assays, in vitro cell migration assays) 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
  • 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

 

Informal enquires to Nicholas Barnes, email: n.m.barnes@bham.ac.uk

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