Graduate Research Assistant

University of Exeter

United Kingdom

September 28, 2022

Description

Job details

Job reference

P84688

Date posted

21/09/2022

Application closing date

28/09/2022

Location

Exeter

Salary

The starting salary will be from £26,396 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.

Package

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

Contractual hours

36.5

Basis

Full-time

Job category/type

Research

Attachments

P84688 Job Description.pdf
Graduate Research Assistant

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This full time, fixed-term post is available immediately in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

The post

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.

About you

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 research;
  • 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 development
  • 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 Policy
  • 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.

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