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Research Nurse

Cardiff University - College of Biomedical and Life Sciences - School of Medicine - Division of Infection and Immunity

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 6).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: 17729BR

The Diabetes Research Group is inviting applications for a Research Nurse position to aid the recruitment and blood sample collection for Type 1 diabetes clinical research studies evaluating how blood immune cells change in the morning vs evening, and how this influences the success of therapy in adults. Candidates should have a nursing or equivalent postgraduate/professional qualification, good communication skills and experience in blood taking and clinical research/recruitment.

The post-holder will be a member of the expanding and vibrant Diabetes Research Group, within the Division of Infection and Immunity (based at Heath Park Campus), that includes research groups of Dr James Alexander Pearson, Professor F. Susan Wong and Professor Colin Dayan. They will work alongside a current Research Nurse and become a key team player within the group which also comprises clinician scientists, postdoctoral research fellows, a senior research technician and a technician/PhD student.

Dr Pearson’s laboratory is currently supported by a Medical Research Council Grant (MR/T010525/1).
Applicants should have a Nursing degree or equivalent Professional qualification/experience.

For further information candidates should contact Dr James Alexander Pearson (Pearsonj1@cardiff.ac.uk).
 
This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 08/01/2024 and fixed term for two years. Flexible working is required due to the nature of the research, and will require early (7-9am) and late (7-9pm) sample collection. Work pattern can be discussed and agreed at appointment.

Salary: £39,347 - £44,263 per annum (Grade 6). Appointments to roles at Cardiff University are usually made at bottom of scale unless in exceptional circumstances.

Closing date: Thursday, 04 January 2024

Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 45 days annual leave (incl 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.

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: 
Responsible research assessment - Research - Cardiff University

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