|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 6)|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||9th April 2023|
The Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit, funded by Welsh Government via the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure, is a research unit developing novel therapeutics and treatment delivery systems for neurological conditions. Working with several of our collaborators including the Wales Cancer Research Centre and Dementia Research Institute, we are seeking an experienced Research Associate to provide comprehensive management of our Human Tissue Laboratory based at the Hadyn Ellis Building, Cathays. Our work utilises primary living human brain tissue necessarily removed during neurosurgical operations for both discovery and applied neuroscience research. Our research focusses on neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury and our therapeutic strategies include the development of Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (ATMPs) including cell and gene therapies for brain repair. We are also developing live 3D human cultures of brain tumours and we support an active programme in neuro-oncology research.
You will be a team player and you must be capable and comfortable with working independently within pre-agreed levels of autonomy and of supervising others. Applicants will show evidence of expertise in translational neurobiology. Experimental skills will include experience with tissue culture of mammalian cells. You will be a confident and decisive communicator, with the ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation, independent and team-working. Excellent knowledge of molecular biology and laboratory techniques including PCR and immunohistochemistry are essential.
For informal discussion please contact Professor W. Gray - Email: GrayWP@cardiff.ac.uk
This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st April 2023 and is fixed term until 31st March 2025.
Appointments to roles at Cardiff University are usually made at bottom of scale unless in exceptional circumstances
Closing date: Sunday, 9 April 2023
Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 45 days annual leave (including bank holidays), local pension scheme, a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments within the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter
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.
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