Application closing date
The starting salary will be from £26,396 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.
Graduate Research Assistant
P84688 Job Description.pdf
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
This full time, fixed-term post is available immediately in the Faculty of
Health and Life Sciences.
The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the
work of Lorna Harries. This AFRUK funded post is available immediately. The
successful applicant will undertake research into the role of the RNA binding
protein HNRNPD on cell identity in the context of diabetic kidney disease.
The post will include molecular and cellular analyse, tissue culture, animal
free research methodologies and manipulation of gene expression patterns using
splice switching oligonucleotides.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research
progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and
electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent
qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience
and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of
research methods and techniques to work within established research
programmes. Applicants will have good working knowledge of cellular and
molecular biology, using entirely animal free research methods to include
organ on a chip systems.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role by clicking on the attachment.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to
work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching
goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our
academics providing specialist support for external engagement and
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to
achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around
maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay),
Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking
2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a
Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research
Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry,
business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and
education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world
leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a
changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter
(a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been
designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we
offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and
valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture
where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse
voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks
for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark),
LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability
Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented
within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for
interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Lorna Harries, e-mail
L.W.Harries@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 406773.
The closing date for completed applications is 28 September 2022.
Interviews are expected to take place in early October 2022.