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Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Department of Oncology Research Associate/ Fellow Overview:
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health is one of the major UK centres for education and research in health and related subjects. With origins dating back to 1828, the Faculty has a long-standing tradition of excellence in clinical education and research. Over 2,500 students study in the faculty each year on over 40 different courses. In addition, over 200 students are registered on research degrees, supporting a faculty research portfolio in excess of £30M. Independent assessments of our teaching and research quality rate us as among the best in the UK. With over 250 academic and clinical staff, and 250 research associates, the Faculty has the training and development of staff at the centre of its strategic priorities. A tailored training programme – Think Ahead – in line with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is available to all researchers in the Faculty. This includes a departmental induction process; workshops linked to working-based learning opportunities; employer lead career days; and tailored support in preparation for the end of a contract. A newly developed career mentoring scheme with academic, industrial and alternative careers’ strands gives practical support for career development in your chosen destination. The portfolio of transferable skills and career development courses is continuously updated and tailored to the researcher and the employer needs and to fit with the strategic aims of the Faculty. For more information on current opportunities see http://www.shef.ac.uk/faculty/medicine-dentistry-health/training-for-researchers or email Kay Guccione (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Medical School
Sheffield School of Medicine was founded in 1828, subsequently merging with Firth College (1879), forerunner of the University, and Sheffield Technical School (1884) to form University College Sheffield in 1897. The University of Sheffield was granted a Royal Charter in May 1905. The Medical School today is home to more than one thousand students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our aim is to provide high quality, innovative teaching and 1
JOB DESCRIPTION Report to: Principal Investigator Main Duties and Responsibilities Identify relevant literature and update own knowledge in order to define specific research questions for experimental testing.shef.uk by a Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) Programme grant. Carry out research experiments.uk/medicine/oncology. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Supervise research staff. through learning with the excellent Primary and Secondary care providers in the region.g. The Department of Oncology is one of five Departments in the Medical School. Design. You will work with the Principal Investigator and other team members in the area of tumour microcirculation and vascular targeting. We are seeking to appoint either a Research Associate (grade 7) or Research Fellow (grade 8) to work on a research project funded in the Tumour Microcirculation Group http://tumour-microcirculation. particularly investigating the role of different isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) in pericyte recruitment. including microscopy. Assist with the supervision of undergraduate and/or Masters projects. develop and refine experiments in tumour biology in order to obtain reliable data.shef. reports and interim reports. We increased substantially the number of staff submitted and our research power ranks us 11th out of the 20 Russell Group Medical Schools. Equally important is the research we engage in to contribute to developing the medicine of tomorrow. 90% of our research was assessed as internationally recognised with 60% of research in UoAs 2 and 4 being rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Carry out administrative roles as required. can be found at the following webpages: www.ac. to fulfil research aims. 2 . Overall. Analyse and record data to aid the design of future research and produce useful findings for others. Our courses expose medical students to best current practice. Prepare papers for journals/presentations either in-house or at national/international conferences or seminars to disseminate research findings. as required.research to ensure tomorrow's doctors are best equipped to tackle disease. Provide assistance to other researchers in the same laboratory in related research. within the remit of the Programme grant and in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. formation of adherens junctions and tumour vascular stability.ac. research and the practice of medicine. we submitted to 6 Units of Assessment. with particular focus in vivo and on biochemical analyses of excised tissues. The School's activities incorporate teaching. Further information about the work undertaken within the department. Write supporting documents to contribute to and support the work of the Research Group e. Prepare research proposals for funding bodies.group.
Any other duties. equipment. For each particular hypothesis. develop and win proposals for research projects. plan for own contribution up to six months ahead. Planning and Organising Plan for specific aspects of the research programme as outlined in the CR-UK proposal. Plan several months in advance to meet deadlines for journal publications. appointment to grade 8 will involve the following duties and responsibilities: Undertake a lead role within the research project by initiating and implementing a programme of research in an appropriate timescale. Identify appropriate sources of funding and design. project milestones and overall research aims. The unpredictability of research means that daily planning needs to accommodate new developments. reports and papers for conferences. including managing time. committee membership. editing journals. supervision of research staff/students and administrative tasks. Supervise research team/activities if required. Timescales range from one to twelve months in advance and contribute to research group planning. materials. Contribute to research group strategic planning. organising conferences. commensurate with the grade of the post. Provide leadership and management to research staff and students. Co-ordinate and liaise with other members of the research group over work progress.g. deadlines. journals and textbooks and attend conferences to keep abreast of developments. finance and people effectively. incorporating issues such as the availability of resources. Continuously monitor and check results. Contribute to professional activities such as refereeing papers and/or grants. Deal with reactive requests daily e.Read academic papers. 3 . In addition. . Manage external relationships with partners to collect and disseminate data and to enhance the Department and School’s profile. examining. Supervise undergraduate and/or Masters projects. Finance: assist PI to co-manage research funding.
inviting short-listed candidates to interview and other forms of assessment action relevant to the post. Problem solving and decision making Ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving. Ability to analyse and solve problems with an appreciation of longer-term implications. seeking references. and plan and progress work activities. Personal effectiveness Excellent organisational and administrative skills Experience of developing and maintaining a network of collaborators throughout own work area Proven ability to work to and meet deadlines Ability to adapt skills to new circumstances Ability to work effectively with other team members and collaborators Awareness of laboratory safety and technical expertise X Essential X X X X X (Grade 8) X (Grade 8) X (Grade 8) X (Grade 7) X (Grade 7) X (Grade 7) Desirable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 X X 11 X 12 13 X X 14 15 16 17 18 19 X X (Grade 8) X X X X X (Grade 7) 4 . We will use a range of selection methods to measure candidates’ abilities in these areas including reviewing your on-line application.PERSON SPECIFICATION Applicants should demonstrate evidence of the following criteria in their applications. Criteria Qualifications and experience A PhD in a biological subject (or equivalent experience) Experience of research in tumour and/or vascular research Experience of in vivo research techniques Experience of basic molecular biology techniques and protein biochemistry Experience of advanced microscopy techniques Experience of immunohistochemistry and FACS analysis A record of quality research publications Communication skills 8 Effective interpersonal and communication skills to present findings at conferences and conduct effective working relationships. Ability to use specialised software packages such as for image analysis Excellent written communication skills including reportwriting skills Project Management Ability to assess and organise resources.
More details on salaries.uk/jobs/salaries.tozer@sheffield. Potential to progress to £38. Informal enquiries: For all on-line application system queries and support.uk. or by telephone on 0114 2712423.ac. Please note that due to the large number of applications that we receive.139 .646 per annum.£42. Salary for grade 8: £36. Engineering and Medicine 5 . Salary for grade 7: £28. The University of Sheffield is committed to achieving excellence through inclusion The University of Sheffield is proud to be a Two Ticks employer www. contact: eRecruitment@sheffield. it may take up to two working weeks following the closing date before the recruiting department will be able to contact you.563 per annum.ac.html Closing date: 21 January 2011 Health assessment: Please note that due to the duties of this post.715 .ac. the final appointment will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory health assessment from the University Staff Occupational Health Service. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Gillian Tozer at g. with a negotiable start date as soon as possible and an end date of 30th September 2013.951 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.sheffield. terms and conditions and our wide range of benefits for staff are available at www. Selection Action – next steps Following the closing date.£35.Further Information The post is fixed term. Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Grade 7 or Grade 8 staff.uk . you will be informed by email whether or not you have been shortlisted to be invited to participate in the next stage of the selection process.sheffield.uk/hr/equality/support/twoticks/ The University has achieved the Athena SWAN award for Women in Science.ac.
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