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Research Associate (Knowledge Transfer Partnership)

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £27,830 to £32,236 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th September 2019
Closes: 25th September 2019
Job Ref: STM-016-19-R

Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 25 September 2019  (unless otherwise stated) 

We are seeking a qualified MSc graduate who will be responsible for developing and implementing a new approach to IVF termed, ‘Embryo Endometrial Dialogue (EED)’, for the diagnosis of genetic disease in human embryos to clinical application for the London Women’s Clinic. The Company is one of the leading centres for infertility treatment and women’s health services in Britain.

The successful applicant will be based at the Company’s premises (at the Bridge Centre, St Thomas St) and would work closely with the support and guidance of academic experts within the Griffin lab at the University of Kent. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a senior level with leading consultants and clinicians in developing this unique service.

The role will enable London Women’s Clinic to offer EED to their own patients as well as offering specialist diagnosis and analytical skills to clinics worldwide.

The position offers an opportunity to become skilled in the development of PGD, working with clinicians, technicians, counsellors and academics to bring a process called Karyomapping  to market.  The position also provides an excellent opportunity to develop project management and interpersonal skills within an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic clinical environment.

This role is offered as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme on a full time basis for a fixed term period for 28 months.

As KTP Associate you will:

  • work as part of the Clinical and Scientific teams
  • liaise with Company and University partners and organising project meetings
  • disseminate results through a variety of means, including academic publications, conference and workshop talks, and running workshops for patients and clinicians

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • an MSc in relevant subject area preferably Reproductive Medicine
  • experience of a busy IVF clinic such as LWC
  • knowledge of reproductive from a scientific and ethical standpoint

The School of Biosciences is a part of the University’s Faculty of Science, and teaches undergraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry, Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Research projects are also undertaken in the same disciplines. The laboratory research interests of the School include: 

  • Protein Science 
  • Molecular Microbiology 
  • Biomolecular Medicine 
  • Genome Evolution

Interviews are to be confirmed

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: STM-016-19

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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