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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th June 2019
Closes: 26th July 2019
Job Ref: 81363

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for up to 36 months 

Background:

  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bid
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial cusses (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar. 

Main Duties:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc.
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance on PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews*
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters*
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research*
  • Deal with the problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

*These indicative responsibilities may also be included in a research role at grade 6. 

Person Specification: 

  • First degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area of equivalent qualifications.
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources affectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with other to avoid conflict of duplication of effort

For informal enquiries please contact:

Professor Gareth Bond, Email: G.Bond.1@bham.ac.uk 

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 www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs 

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