Research Associate

University of Kent - School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Do you have a background in biological science, with extensive experience in physiology based laboratory skills?

Working with Professor Claire Peppiatt-Wildman and joining the Urinary System Physiology Unit, we are seeking to recruit a Research Associate to perform independent research in-line with the original project objectives. The project is funded by the Kidney Research UK and broadly aims to address the mechanisms by which the anti-cancer agent cisplatin alters kidney function.

This position is for a duration of three years (start date negotiable) and full time, and will provide you with a rich collaborative environment, positioned within the vibrant and expanding Urinary System Physiology Unit at the University of Kent’s School of Sports and Exercise Sciences.

As a Research Associate you will:

  • Be responsible for inputting and managing data according to the highest standards of data quality and research ethics, in line with the project’s data management and research ethics plan.
  • Contribute in particular to the development of our understanding of the way in which nephrotoxic drugs negatively impact on kidney function.
  • Foster appropriate collaborations internally and externally, publishing research data as articles in peer-reviewed journals of international standing and present findings at international and national meetings.
  • Work with colleagues across multiple projects to develop our research portfolio in the area of renal pathologies.
  • Plan and undertake experiments in line with project objectives always working to the GLP guidelines.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of junior members of the research group such as PhD students and undergraduate students.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A first degree, or equivalent in biological or biomedical science from an internationally-recognised institution and a doctoral degree, or equivalent in an appropriate area of science from an internationally-recognised institution.
  • Experience of working in a physiology/pharmacology research environment.
  • A proven ability to contribute to scientific papers.
  • The ability to work independently on own initiative, but also successfully as a team member.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is a leading department for the study of sport that is friendly, dynamic and innovative. Based on the University of Kent’s award-winning Medway Campus we are an ambitious academic department set up in 2001. Our aim is to establish the University of Kent as a premier institution for Sport and Exercise in teaching and research.

Start date for applications: 10 April 2018

Closing date for applications: 13 May 2018

Interviews are to be held: 08 June 2018

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0895.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

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