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Research Associate

Cardiff University - UK Dementia Research Institute Cardiff - School of Medicine - College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: 17808BR

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in Neuroinflammation/ Complement Biology in the UK DRI at Cardiff University School of Medicine, based at the Hadyn Ellis Building, and Henry Wellcome Building.

This post will join an ongoing programme of research that aims to develop novel drugs for targeting neuroinflammation in dementias. The work focusses on developing new drugs targeting the complement system, in collaboration with the Oxford Dementia Drugs Discovery Institute. The ultimate aim of the work is to identify new therapeutic strategies to modulate complement dysregulation in dementias.

Candidates with Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area and experience in immunology, neuroimmunology and/or drug development or relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply.

Informal inquiries should be made to Prof. B. Paul Morgan (morganbp@cardiff.ac.uk).

Division: http://medicine.cf.ac.uk/infect-immun/
UK DRI Cardiff:  https://ukdri.ac.uk/centres/cardiff

The post is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term for a period of 16 months and available immediately.

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.

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.

Closing date: 13 March 2024

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: 
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