Reasearch Associate

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

August 11, 2021

Description

Reasearch Associate

Job Purpose

We are looking for Researchers passionate about microscopy, bio-imaging and computational imaging. You will work together with the research group led by Prof. Daniele Faccio within the context of the UK Physics of Life project “MegaFLIM”. MegaFLIM brings together a large interdisciplinary team of scientists from Physics, Engineering and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow. Specifically, the position requires knowledge in microscopy techniques, bio-imaging, fluorescence lifetime imaging and computational imaging techniques. The emphasis of the contribution to the project will depend on the candidate and we will consider applications from both theory and experimental researchers. The research will focus on the development of novel approaches to fluorescence lifetime imaging based on single photon counting techniques with applications to cancer research. The successful candidate will also contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct the project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.
  • Take a leading role in the acquisition, set up, maintenance and integration of experimental apparatus/microscopes or computational codes, development of machine learning and inverse retrieval models
  • Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/ School/ Research Group, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.
  • Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy.
  • Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
  • Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
  • Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the research group/School/College/University and wider community (eg. Academic and Industrial Partners).Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.
  • Take the lead in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.
  • Make a leading contribution to outreach and recruitment activities of The University of Glasgow.
  • Make a leading contribution to Teaching activities (e.g demonstrating etc) and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.
  • Be responsible for safety management related to the organisation and running of Laboratory and/or Experimental techniques, equipment and processes as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
  • Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
  • Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI.
  • These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.

    Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Knowledge/Qualifications

    Essential:

    A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD)

    A2 Theoretical and practical knowledge of: (a) development of fluorescence microscopes and/or use of microscopes for fluorescence imaging and/or (b) computational techniques applied to bio-imaging

    A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism

    A4 Knowledge of specialist IT software (eg. Matlab, Python)

    Skills

    Essential:

    C1 Experience in the use of signal processing and/or machine learning algorithms and software skills in numerical implementations in Python, Matlab or similar.

    C2 Experience with quantum or photon counting imaging and fluorescence microscopy

    C3 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability

    C4 Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely

    C5 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach

    C6 Good Team Leadership skills including supervisory skills

    Desirable:

    D1 Comfortable developing expertise in multiple fields

    Experience

    Essential:

    E1 Experience of scientific writing in the field of bio-imaging, microscopy or computational techniques for bio-imaging

    E2 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

    E3 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences

    Desirable:

    F1 An emerging national or international reputation

    Job Features

    The aspects described below will be performed in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal/Co Investigator.

    Dimensions

    To carry out a range of research activities and functions within academic environments of the highest national or international quality

    Publish and seek funding as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales

    Informal supervision and support of less experienced members of the project team e.g. postgraduate and project students

    Undertake teaching or other duties in accordance with school policy

    Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory

    Leadership in the design and implementation in your specific research project(s) as appropriate

    Planning and Organising

    Management of time and prioritisation of research, teaching and administrative duties

    Planning, organisation and implementation of research project on a weekly/monthly basis

    Plan research directions that are within the available budget

    React to varying project needs and deadlines

    Decision Making

    Undertake decision making on all aspects of research project/activities

    Prioritise own, and where appropriate delegate to junior team members', workload

    Decide on research directions and goals within remit of original project proposal

    Adjust research approaches to meet project outcomes

    Identify best journals for publication and meetings/conferences to attend

    Purchase of equipment and materials

    Safe and effective lab management

    Internal/External Relationships

    University colleagues: to exchange information to ensure efficient working and to facilitate cross disciplinary working

    External bodies/collaborators: proactively maintain co-operation and links at all levels to enhance profile and reputation

    Dissemination: Preparation and presentation of reports/results and participation in meetings and conference calls

    Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.

    The post is full time with funding up to 1 year in the first instance.

    New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

    The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

    All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

    It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

    We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

    The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

    Vacancy Ref : 062991 Close Date : 11-Aug-2021 23:45

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