Research Associate

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

December 6, 2021

Description

Research Associate

Job Purpose

The post holder will join the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment, within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences (MVLS). The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to a project focussing on bioengineering of niches that support haematopoietic stem cell maintenance and growth. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the generation of meaningful data relevant to the project, the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this multidisciplinary project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. 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.

2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. 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.

4. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy.

5. Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

6. 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.

7. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the research group/School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and Industrial Partners).

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.

11. 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.

12. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

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

14. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of Research Institute.

15. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

Qualifications

Essential :

A1 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s)

Knowledge and Skills

Essential:

C1 Extensive and up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in biomedical engineering, stem cell biology and niche engineering.

C2 Knowledge of project-specific technical models, equipment or techniques, including hydrogel preparation and drug discovery methods.

C3 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

Experience

Essential:

E1 Proven experience in working with Hematopoietic and Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

E2 Extensive experience with flow cytometry, and PCR assays.

E3 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline of biomedical engineering, stem cell biology and niche engineering, and of research/teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area, as demonstrated through relevant post-doctoral work experience.

E4 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences.

E5 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities.

E6 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design and analysis of experiments and drafting of papers.

E7 Experience in undertaking independent research.

E8 IT and data analysis as well as interpretation and data presentation skills.

Desirable:

F1 Experience with the fabrication and characterisation of biomaterials.

F2 Experience with CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

F3 Good team leadership skills including

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria, point by point.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Matthew Dalby, Matthew.Dalby@glasgow.ac.uk

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade 7, £36,382 - £40,927 per annum.

This post is full time and fixed term for 9 months (January - September 2022).

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 Reference: 072167, Closing Date: 6 December 2021

Vacancy Ref : 072167 Close Date : 06-Dec-2021 23:45

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