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Research Assistant

Kingston University

Location: Kingston upon Thames
Salary: £29,581 to £32,962
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: 461497

The Role

The successful candidate will conduct the experiments and described workplan within an externally funded research project. The necessary research tasks will include conducting cytotoxicity assays to determine the effects of our developed antimicrobial formulation on human cells in quantitative experimental assays. These assays will be repeated after infection of the cells with pathogenic bacteria. The experiments will also include susceptibility testing of a range of bacterial isolates.

The appointed Research Assistant will join the PI’s research group and will further advance ongoing research through conducting experiments described in the project workplan. The main goal is for the antimicrobial formation to be advanced toward clinical application. 

The Person

The idea candidate will be a confident communicator, with high attention to detail and accuracy, as you will be required to record notes and report on key findings. Subject knowledge is essential, and we are looking for individuals who have skills and research experience within microbiology, including bacterial growth, antimicrobial susceptible testing and human cell growth.

Communication and collaboration is a key aspect of this role, and we are looking for an individual who has the confidence to work together both within the team and with wider collaborators, where you may be required to complete formal presentations that will show informative figures, tables and slides. 

The Faculty

Employability, practical skills and life skills are the core areas of focus in the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry. We live in a world where there is so much information out there about vital subjects such as cancer biology, pharmacy and sport and nutrition, but it is the real-world application of these areas of study that really makes our school stand out.

Further information

This is a part time, fixed term contract for 12 months, working 14.8 hours per week with a starting salary of £11,833 per annum (40% pro rata to £29,581 per annum).

In the interests of providing flexible and inclusive opportunities, this part-time post will be available to be fulfilled on a flexible basis, as dictated by the experimental needs of the project. For example, the researcher may plan their time to work two days per week every week, or three hours per day every day, or to work full-time for two weeks and to be off for three weeks.

Please note that applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be asked to attend an online interview via MS Teams on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Lori Snyder.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

To apply click on ‘Apply Now’. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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