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Research Associate

Cardiff University - Division of Population Medicine

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6).
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th April 2021
Closes: 23rd April 2021
Job Ref: 10888BR

Division of Population Medicine
Cardiff University School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences


The Division of Population Medicine within College of Biomedical Life Sciences seeks to recruit a highly motivated Research Associate to work on the NIHR HTA funded CONSCOP2 project. The successful candidate will be committed to high quality research that leads to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. We are looking for someone with an interest in cancer and improving screening and diagnostic pathways, as well as some knowledge around the collection and use of clinical samples for research.

This post will involve working within the Division of Population Medicine, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Prevention and Early Detection group led by Dr Dolwani and working closely with the Centre for Trials Research who is the co-ordinating Clinical Trials Unit for CONSCOP2 and the largest group of clinical trials staff in Wales with full UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered status. It will also involve close liaison with NHS sites and the CONSCOP2 Clinical Research Fellow and Pathology team. The post will involve collation and linking of colonoscopy and pathology data and assisting in creation of databases, sample management processes and analysis. A knowledge of and background in biological sciences with experience of working with clinical trial teams would be helpful.

We are committed to employing people who will bring difference in background, approach, identity and experiences.
For informal enquiries please contact Sunil Dolwani. Email: dolwanis@cardiff.ac.uk

This post is part time (17.5 hours per week), available immediately and fixed term until 30 September 2023.

Salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6).

Date advert posted: Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Closing date: Friday, 23 April 2021


This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

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. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  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.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: 
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment”

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