Research Fellow - Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

United Kingdom
Apr 20, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Job Purpose

We seek to appoint a motivated individual for up to 5 years on a Wellcome Trust Funded programme grant. The post holder is expected to create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within a cardiovascular research programme; specifically to express mutant forms of the collagen/fibrin immunoglobulin receptor GPVI and to co-crystalise GPVI and fragments of fibrin. Identification of small molecule inhibitors of GPVI is a second target.

Person Specification

  • The successful applicant must have NMR experience and knowledge of platelets.
  • First degree in area of specialism and a higher degree relevant to research area
  • Specialist knowledge of protein purification, protein structure and crystallography
  • Knowledge of drug screening
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively 
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar

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