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Research Associate

University of Birmingham - Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, College of Medical & Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,025 to £29,515
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 25th July 2019
Job Ref: 81393

Full time Fixed term until 31.05.2021 

Grade 6

Full time starting salary is normally in the range  £27,025 to £29,515 with potential progression once in post to £33,199.

Summary of Role

To assist in research (by carrying out data collection or analyses) to create knowledge through providing research support for projects and research groups. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Collect research data, especially using murine ECG techniques and murine experiments in isolated, Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts.

Analyse research data as directed, especially analysis of said techniques.

Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters.

Develop or adapt techniques, models and methods, especially Langendorff-perfused mouse heart and murine ECG; but also histology of murine hearts, genotyping of mouse models with a cardiac phenotype, murine echocardiography.

Provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research.

Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.

Carry out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of the research.

Work within specified research grants and/or projects.

Operate within area of specialism.

Contribute to publications.

Flexibly organise own work to fit with experimental schedules, including breeding and interventions in genetically modified mice.

Work with blind analysis techniques.

Contribute to maintenance of required colonies of genetically modified animals.

Work to agreed specifications, time and quality standards.

Undertake those management/administration tasks that are related directly to the delivery of the research.

Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.

Identify, understand and solve technical problems related to ECG and Langendorff EP study techniques (requesting help where needed.

Plan work to agreed specifications, time and quality standards. 

Person Specification

Degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

Practical experience of applying the relevant skills and techniques.

Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively.

Ability to access and organise resources successfully.

Willingness and ability to work in a translational research team.

Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture. 

Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Larissa Fabritz at or Telephone 0121 414 3242 

Closing date: 25th July 2019                   

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit Please quote Job Ref 81393 in all enquiries.

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