Post Title: Research Fellow
SBU/Department: School of Life and Medical Sciences
FTE: 1FTE (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for a period of 1 year.
Salary: UH7 £37,099pa to £44,263pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave : 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: College Lane, Hatfield
An Innovate UK funded Research Fellow Post is available within the Centre for Research in Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology (TDDT) at the University of Hertfordshire. The project which is in collaboration with Oxford Silk Phage Therapy, the University of Exeter and colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire will develop a skin model and test the effectiveness of phage coated devices to control bacteria on the skin. Applicants with knowledge and experience of using skin tissue for drug delivery applications and/or microbiology experience and with the potential to develop into independent research fellows are encouraged to apply.
Main duties and responsibilities
To take responsibility of a skin model development and testing research stream, contribute to other research activities, and help with research training of students as appropriate. To undertake research within the scope of the project, establishing a programme of research activity working collaboratively with colleagues at UH and partner organisations as appropriate. To supervise undergraduate and post-graduate student projects as well as taking an active part in the academic life of the School through participation in seminars and other events.
Skills and experience required
Proven experience working in a research environment and research experience in the subject area including, as appropriate, collaborative partnerships with other HEI's or external partners are essential. You will have a record of scholarly work such as published work in peer reviewed journals and experience of presenting research finding such as contributions to conferences and symposia at a local and national level. The successful candidate will have the ability to plan and manage their own activities effectively as well as excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills with a methodical approach and attention to detail.
Educated with a minimum of a STEM undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. A PhD (or equivalent qualification), or close to completion of PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva) in a relevant subject area, or equivalent experience is also required.
Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.
An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Potential candidates may wish to contact Dr Liam McAuley, ([email protected]) prior to applying.
Closing Date : 25 February 2024
Interview Date: TBC
Reference Number: 057735
Date advert placed: 06 February 2024
The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.
We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts