Job details


College of Science and Engineering

Responsible to

Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£25,217 - £35,845 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 31 October 2021

Contract type

Fixed term contract 31/07/2022

Post type




About the role

Having gained proven experience in research you will contribute to a particular project on “the effects of external factors on the trophoblast invasion: An in vitro comparative analysis of the transcriptome and proteome”.

You will be required to take initiative, contribute ideas and develop research methodologies and techniques. You will contribute as necessary to teaching through supervision of undergraduate or postgraduate students and / or supervision of projects.

Interview date: Monday 15th November 2021.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, contribute to the development of new knowledge and techniques (such as multi-OMICs analysis) to the research project.
  2. Contribute to the determination of appropriate research methodologies in the field of trophoblast invasion.
  3. Analyse research findings and determine the need for further investigation.
  4. Contribute to the writing up of research findings and dissemination through publications or seminar and conference presentations.
  5. Assist with the preparation of proposals and applications to both external and/or internal bodies for funding, contractual or accreditation purposes.
  6. Support the supervision of undergraduate projects and postgraduate research students in conjunction with other staff and provide training and limited teaching as appropriate.
  7. Assist in the development of student research skills, for example as part of a postgraduate supervision team.
  8. Plan and manage own research activity and initiate research relevant to the discipline or research project(s).
  9. Where opportunities exist within the research project(s), support the development and delivery of business engagement activities, developing entrepreneurial links with external organisations.
  10. Contribute to the writing of collective bids for funding, and, where funders permit, write individual bids for funding with appropriate support.
  11. Undertake appropriate training and staff development.
  12. Provide guidance as required to other colleagues working on related research project(s).
  13. Assist and help informally students working in the same research discipline.
  14. Develop internal and external contacts with other academic staff to form collaborative relationships and assist with their research project(s).
  15. Understand own development needs and formulate a personal development plan.
  16. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at


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Further details

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