Research Assistant / Associate
You will contribute to a BBSRC funded research project working in the
Bacteriology research area within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and
Inflammation under the supervision of Professor Andrew Roe. The successful
candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and
submission of research publications.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of
the Principal Investigator:
1. Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance
with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research
2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all
data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports
and papers as appropriate.
3. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The
University of Glasgow/School/Research Group, including contributing to
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.
4. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national
conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to
develop and enhance our research profile.
5. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/
seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and
6. Contribute to 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.
7. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research
group and School, including budgets/expenditure.
8. Carry out modest teaching activities eg demonstrating etc and
associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with
9. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the
10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School
and in consultation with Principal Investigator.
12. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile
in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.
For Appointment at Grade 7
13. Perform the above duties with a higher degree of independence, leadership
and responsibility, particularly in relation to planning, funding,
collaborating and publishing research.
14. To help develop and maintain external collaborations, nationally and
internationally in line with the project goals. 15. Develop a track record of
independent and jointly published research to establish and maintain your
expert reputation in the subject area.
16. To sustain the international profile of the School through presentation
of results at national and international conferences.
Please note that as part of your application you must address and
demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria. If you do
not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be
shortlisted for interview.
A1. SCQF Level 10 Honours degree in Microbiology or a cognate
discipline, or equivalent. May be working towards a PhD (Scottish Credit and
Qualification Framework level 12) in a relevant subject OR equivalent
professional qualifications in a relevant academic/research discipline, and
experience of personal development in a similar role.
For Appointment at Grade 7
A2 PhD and in-depth understanding of a subject relevant to the area of
research, ideally in Microbiology.
Desirable at Grade 7
B1. An awarded or recently submitted or near completion PhD in
Microbiology or a cognate discipline.
Knowledge and Skills
C1. Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of cell and molecular
C2. A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of molecular biology techniques
such as nucleic acids and protein isolation, molecular cloning etc.
C3. Familiarity with genetic modification technologies.
C4. Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as
C5. Excellent communication skills oral and written, including ability
to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely
C6. Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate
C7. Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills
C8. IT and data analysis/interpretation skills (e.g. Microsoft Office,
Statistics Software, etc)
C9. Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working
C10. Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach
Desirable at grade 6 / 7
D1. Experience in generating genetically modified cells.
D2. Experience in bioinformatics data analysis.
D3. Practical knowledge of recombinant protein expression
E1. Sufficient relevant research experience or equivalent appropriate
to an early career researcher.
E2. Experience in cell culture.
E3. Experience of scientific writing.
E4. Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient
Essential at Grade 7
E5. Track record of publications in appropriate scientific journals.
E6. Experience of leading projects involving highly complex data analysis.
E7. Experience of independent research in a relevant area.
Desirable at grade 6 / 7
F1. Experience in expression and purification of recombinant proteins
F2. Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant field
This is a full time post and has funding available for 3 years.
Any further enquiries on this post may be directed to Professor Roe via email
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 7, £37,474 - £42,155 per annum.
This post is full time, and has funding for up to 3 years
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive
community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are
developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including
41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook
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3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing
https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of
all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values.
Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in
particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented
within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all
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