23 May

Research Assistant Jobs Vacancy at Cardiff University Cardiff

Research Assistant
Cardiff University
Cardiff WLS
23 May, 2018 27 days ago

Cardiff University Cardiff urgently required following position for Research Assistant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Research Assistant Jobs Vacancy at Cardiff University Cardiff Jobs Details:

Division of Infection and Immunity
School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

A Research Assistant post is available, to join Professor Timothy Walsh and his team in the Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine. The Research Assistant will be joining an experienced team of microbiologists addressing antimicrobial resistance in low – middle income countries in a project specific role.

A degree and a working background in microbiology with experience in antimicrobial susceptibility testing is a requirement of this role. Experience with techniques used in molecular biology are desirable.

This project is funded by the Gates Foundation and is due to run until 31st December 2018. Our international partners include: Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia and India. This is a very exciting project and we are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team.

This position is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term until 31.12.2018.

Secondment opportunity welcome – please note if interested in this post on a secondment basis, permission will need to be sought from your current Line Manager before applying.

Any questions prior to application please contact Rebecca Milton: MiltonRL1@cardiff.ac.uk

Salary: £26,495 - £30,688 per annum (Grade 5).

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Closing date: Saturday, 9 June 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description

Main function

To contribute to research within microbiology and antimicrobial resistance, carrying out supporting work that helps lead to the publishing of research in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To undertake research, e.g. by planning, preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments
  • Actively participate within the research group, communicating and presenting research at meetings, through publications and other recognised avenues as appropriate, ensuring information is communicated to internal and external partners
  • To contribute and support research publications and presentations as required
  • To contribute and support research funding bids as required
  • To analyse and communicate complex ideas, concepts and data using appropriate methods and packages
  • To resolve issues and support colleagues in devising procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • To generate research output and contribute to the development of independent and original ideas as appropriate
  • To provide support in research activities for undergraduate courses and research programmes and provide guidance to other members of staff within the research team
  • To maintain and update microbiology and antimicrobial resistance, researching and critically appraising relevant literature within the area.

  • To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world
  • To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance.
  • To ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties
  • To abide by the University policies on Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.
Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education
1. A degree in a microbiology, or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
2. Knowledge of research methods and techniques within microbiology, including experience in antimicrobial susceptibility testing
3. Proven ability to analyse complex information and summarise appropriately
4. Knowledge and understanding of competitive research funding to be able to develop applications to funding bodies

Communication and Team Working
5. Proven communication skills, including presentation to various audiences
6. Excellent organisational and team-working skills

7. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team working within work

Desirable Criteria

1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
2. Evidence of collaborations with industry.
3. Experience with techniques used in molecular biology
4. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.

Additional Information

Additional Information

This post is available for the data analysis phase of BARNARDS (burden of antibiotic resistance in neonates from developing societies. www.barnards-group.com

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

It is the School of Medicine's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.

Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance for this post, 7268BR.

If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed. The School of Medicine welcome the submission of CVs to accompany evidence of the job-based criteria.

Salary Range Min.26,495
Salary Range Max.


Job CategoryAcademic - Research, Medical & Dental

Grade 5

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