Part-time Research Fellow (Maternity Cover), Centre for Experimental Medicine
This position is part of an EU funded project; it will involve interaction with both an international collaborators and industrial partners.
The fellow will be an active member of the Ingram research team within the Centre for Infection and Immunity. They will be utilising in
vivo infection models to investigate new therapeutics for the treatment of respiratory infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients.
1. Assist in the planning, development and refinement of preclinical research models to evaluate novel therapeutics for bacterial infections.
2. Carry out experiments to assess the potential of novel therapeutics and evaluate the host response to bacterial infections.
3. Carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations using methodologies and other techniques appropriate to area of research.
4. Present regular progress reports on research to members of the research group or to external audiences to disseminate and
publicise research findings.
5. Prepare, often in consultation with supervisor, material for publication in national and international journals and presentations at
international conferences, observing the ARRIVE guidelines.
6. Assist grant holder in the preparation of funding proposals and applications to external bodies.
7. Carry out routine administrative tasks associated with the research project/s to ensure that project/s are completed on time and
within budget. These might include organisation of project meetings and documentation, financial control, risk assessment of research activities.
8. Carry out occasional undergraduate supervision, demonstrating or lecturing duties within the post holder’s area of expertise and
under the direct guidance of a member of academic staff.
9. Read academic papers, journals and textbooks to keep abreast of developments in own specialism and related disciplines.
Planning and Organising:
1. Plan for specific aspects of research programmes. Timescales range from 1-6 months in advance and contribute to research group planning.
2. Plan for the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops where appropriate.
3. Plan own day-to day activity within framework of the agreed research programme.
4. Plan up to a year in advance to meet deadlines for journal publications and to prepare presentations and papers for conferences.
5. Coordinate and liaise with other members of the research group over work progress.
Resource Management Responsibilities:
1. Ensure research resources are used in an effective and efficient manner.
2. Provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research.
Internal and External Relationships:
1. Liaise on a regular basis with colleagues and students.
2. Build internal contacts and participate in internal networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.
3. Join external networks to share information and ideas.
4. Contribute to the School’s outreach programme by establishing links with local community groups, industries etc.
1. Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Immunology, Microbiology or related.
2. Experience of in vivo research models, preferably for immunological or microbiological research.
3. At least 3 years recent relevant research experience.
4. Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
5. Contribute to the School’s outreach programme by links with industry, community groups etc.
6. Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within
established research programmes.
7. Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
8. Ability to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks.
9. Demonstrable intellectual ability.
10. Ability to assess and organise resources.
11. Must be prepared to work unsociable hours when required.
1. Hold a UK home office license.
2. Confocal microscopy, flow cytometry.
3. Previous experience of supervising undergraduate/ postgraduate research students.
Note: Hours are 29.6 per week