15 Research Associate Positions @ Cardiff University, UK

By | August 25, 2019

Cardiff University is a top-five university for research excellence in a beautiful, student-friendly capital city. Cardiff University is ranked 101-150 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, an influential league table of global institutions. Listing the top 500 universities in the world, the ranking is recognised as a benchmark of international university performance.

Cardiff School of Biosciences

Research Associate, 8972BR

Qualifications and Education

Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:
i. Organoids culture from mammalian tissues
ii. Knowledge of cell signalling and developmental biology
iii. Knowledge of cell/molecular biology techniques including cloning, protein expression and Western blots, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, genotyping, qRT-PCR.
iv. Knowledge of imaging approaches in development and differentiation.
v. Experience of statistical methods and data analysis

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6).  

Closing date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

Research Associate (ECSCRI) – Stem Cell Biology 8696BR

Qualifications and Education

  1. A degree in Biology or Biochemistry or Cell and Molecular Biology or Medicine.
  2. Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in stem cell biology and/or normal/malignant haematopoiesis is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within 3 of the following research fields:
    1. Stem cell biology in particular haematopoiesis
    2. Malignant haematopoiesis
    3. In depth molecular biology techniques (RNA-seq; epigenetics related methods; shRNA technology; lentivirus; CRISPR technology)
    4. Experience in animal work (e.g. transplantation and others)
    5. Advanced experience in flow cytometry

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 (Grade 6).  Please note that it is not expected that we will appoint above grade 6.30, currently £33,199 per annum.

Closing date: Monday, 2 September 2019 

Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research Associate 8964BR

Qualifications and Education 

Possess or be near the completion of a PhD in computer science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

Established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the field of artificial intelligence.

  1. A strong background in linear algebra and statistics.
  2. Excellent programming skills.
  3. Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
  4. Proven ability to publish in relevant journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Machine Learning Research) or top-tier conferences (e.g. International Conference on Machine Learning, Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence).
  5. Ability to understand and apply for competitive research funding.

Salary: Grade 6 scale, currently £33,199 – £39,609 per annum.

Closing date: Sunday, 22 September 2019

Data Scientist – Machine Learning Research and Development Associate 8943BR

Qualifications

An MSc degree (or equivalent, or above) in computer science, machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence or a related discipline.

Desirable Criteria

PhD in Machine Learning, Data Science, Statistics or a related discipline.

Expertise/Competence/Skills

  1. Systematic knowledge and practical experience of machine learning topics, such as classification, clustering and regression, data pre-processing.
  2. Solid knowledge and experience of a wide range of machine learning techniques, such as support vector machines, neural networks/deep learning, kernel methods, decision trees, ensemble learning.
  3. Excellent programming skills in a language, such as Python, R, Java, or Matlab.
  4. Proven good project management skills; the ability to be assertive and to drive the project forward, complete multiple tasks, meet targets and deliver outcomes and outputs expressed in the project plan.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  6. Evidence of strong problem-solving skills; should be inquisitive, curious and critical with a methodical approach to resolving novel problems and challenges.
  7. Ability to interface with people with commercial interests and from varied technical backgrounds.

SALARY AND PACKAGE: The starting salary will be between £34,189 and £38,460 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. The project budget includes an additional £4,000 personal training and development budget.

Closing date: Friday, 13 September 2019

Research Associate 8583BR

Qualifications and Education

Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area (e.g. computer science) or relevant industrial experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:

i. Cybersecurity
ii. Internet of Things and/or Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing

  1. Technical experience of applied machine learning.
  2. Proven ability to publish in international journals and conferences.
  3.  Knowledge and understanding of competitive research funding to be able to develop applications to funding bodies.

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: Friday, 13 September 2019

Cardiff School of Engineering

Research Associate 8966BR

The Magnetics and Materials Research Group is seeking an applicant for a post-doctoral research position to join a NIHR funded project developing a glove prototype to be used in the treatment of patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disease. The candidate should ideally have experience in materials fabrication and soft actuator design including a good working knowledge of 3D printing techniques.

Qualifications and Education

A PhD in the application or fabrication of actuators, or other relevant equivalent research experience

Desirable Criteria

  1. Evidence of collaborations with industry.
  2.  Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community  
  3. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the School
  4. Experience of 3D printing techniques
  5. Knowledge of soft actuation techniques using silicone rubber or other elastomers
  6. An interest in smart textiles/fabrics

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6).

Closing date: Monday, 23 September 2019

Research Software Engineer (Research Associate) 8785BR

This post is to undertake specific tasks relating to the implementation and delivery of ‘Supercomputing Wales’ which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government (Case number 80900 for East Wales, Case number 80898 for West Wales and the Valleys).

Qualifications and Education

Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or substantial progress towards the award of a PhD) in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. Substantial knowledge and experience of programming skills and software engineering techniques to support HPC-enabled research activities in CFD and engineering computing in general, with specific knowledge of
    1. Linux shell scripting
    2. Fortran, C or similar “CFD-code” language
    3. Parallel computing using MPI, OpenMP, Machine Learning
    4. GPGPU
    5. Experience with server hardware and software
       

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: Sunday, 8 September 2019

Research Associate 8743BR

Applications are invited from a highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to lead challenging research into theoretical and modelling aspects of the Turbulent/non-Turbulent interface in jets and plumes.

Qualifications and Education 

Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or evidence of nearing submission) in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related topics.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. An established expertise and proven track record and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:
    • DNS of turbulent flows
    • Physics of turbulent flows

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above £35,211 per annum (Point 32).

Closing date: Sunday, 1 September 2019

Research Associate 8948BR

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Research Associate within the Cardiff School of Engineering. The main duty of this role is to conduct research within the Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre into the impact of high frequency earthing and its impact on transmission systems.

Qualifications and Education

Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:

  • Earthing systems and designs
  • Earthing systems measurements
  • Earthing systems modelling and standard practices
  • Laboratory and filed testing on electrical systems

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: Saturday, 14 September 2019

Cardiff School of Mathematics

Research Associate in Homogenisation of PDEs 8863BR

Applications are invited for the position of a postdoctoral Research Associate in Homogenisation of PDEs in the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University.

Qualifications and Education

  1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level (or nearing completion / submission) in a related subject area.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:
    1. PDEs
    2. Spectral Theory
    3. Homogenisation
  • Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field
  • Proven ability to develop understanding of complex problems and apply in-depth knowledge to address them
  • Proven ability to develop original techniques/methods in the specified research area
  • Proven ability to publish in high-quality journals
  • Knowledge and understanding of competitive research funding to be able to develop applications to funding bodies

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

School of Medicine

Research Assistant / Associate (Statistics) 8578BR

The Centre for Trials Research (CTR) at Cardiff University is the largest group of academic clinical trials staff in Wales, and has earned full UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered status.

To be appointed at grade 5 we are looking for someone educated to graduate level in a mathematical or statistical subject.

To be appointed at grade 6 we are looking for someone educated to PhD level in a mathematical science or with substantial applied statistical methods and specialist knowledge of appropriate governance, systems and processes in relation to statistics in trials.

(a) Research Assistant (Statistics)
Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education. A degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Knowledge of research methods and techniques in statistics. Proven ability to analyse complex information and summaries appropriately. Specialist knowledge of appropriate trial governance, systems and processes in relation to statistics. Experience of working with a range of non-statisticians

Desirable Criteria   PhD in a relevant discipline

(b) Research Associate (Statistics)
Essential Criteria
Qualifications and Education Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Experience An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant experience within statistics. Specialist knowledge of appropriate governance, systems and processes in relation to statistics in trials. Proven ability to publish in national journals. Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding

Desirable Criteria
Ability to supervise research students. Evidence of collaborations with industry, NHS or social care. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the Centre. A commitment to high-quality patient and public involvement. Fluency in Welsh, written and oral

Salary: £27,025 – £31,302 per annum (Grade 5) or
            £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)
Closing Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019

Clinical Research Fellow 8663BR

The successful candidate will be undertaking clinical research in Rheumatology concerning biomarkers and treatment of inflammatory arthritis.

Essential Criteria

Aspiring to a clinical academic career. Eligible for higher clinical training (Evidence of completion of core medical training competencies). Evidence of previous experience of teaching undergraduate medical students. Basic understanding of research principles. Full General Medical Council Registration. Completion of Core Medical Training competencies. Motivation to do either a MSc in Medical Education or a higher degree in basic science translational research in Rheumatology. Undergraduate medical degree, MBBCH or equivalent  

Desirable Criteria

Membership of Royal College of Physicians Experience in Clinical Rheumatology. Evidence of high academic distinction and potential (initial honours degree, multiple undergraduate prizes). Undergraduate research project, postgraduate research  with high attainment. Introductory research experience at BSc or MSc (first or 2:1 in BSc).

Salary: £32,570 – £56,395 per annum (Clinical Grade D1 scale)
Closing date: Sunday, 15 September 2019

School of Psychology

Research Associate – Computational modelling of memory in sleep 8989BR

Seeking an outstanding scientist for a 2 year Research Associate post on computational modelling of how memory reactivation during both REM and NonREM phases of sleep differentially impacts on consolidation.

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

  1. PhD in either computational modelling of learning. A PhD in a Bioinformatics or Computer Science discipline, which covers the required skills will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields: (a)Computational modelling of learning and memory, (b) Matlab or python programming. Knowledge of current status of research in the specialist field computational modelling of learning and memory, Proven ability to publish in international journals

Desirable Criteria

An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields: Computational Modelling of learning and memory, Cognitive neurosciences, Statistical modelling of sequential data, Hidden Markov models and deep learning 

Relevant professional qualification(s). Proven ability to work without close supervision. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the School.

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6).  It is not expected to appoint above £33,199 per annum, salary point 30.

Closing date: Saturday, 14 September 2019

Research Associate in MRI of Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism 8971BR

The Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre seeks a creative and experienced MRI research scientist to join its team, working on a new award from the EPSRC to develop MRI methods to efficiently map cerebral vascular and oxygen metabolic function. 

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

  1. A first class or good second-class degree in a relevant discipline, for example: Physics, Engineering, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Physiology
  2. A post-graduate degree at PhD level (or soon to be awarded) in a relevant subject area, for example, FMRI methods development, MR Physics / Engineering

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. An established portfolio of research involving significant development and application of relevant MRI methods (e.g. FMRI, ASL, imaging metabolic function, biophysical modelling of brain function).
  2. In-depth knowledge of quantitative FMRI methods and the challenges in their development.
  3. Strong scientific computing skills for data and image analysis, such as, shell-scripting, coding e.g. Matlab and use of image analysis and/or statistical packages.
  4. Proven ability to publish in high-quality journals and in a timely manner.
  5. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication including: excellent written and oral presentation skills, supervising others’ work, motivating individuals and working in a multidisciplinary team to communicate complex information to individuals from a range of disciplines (clinical and non-clinical colleagues)
  6. Proven ability to establish effective collaborations both inside and outside one’s primary institution
  7. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and to work without close supervision

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience of performing respiratory challenges (e.g. hypercapnia and hyperoxia) in human participants.
  2. Experience of procedures for ‘Good Clinical Practice’ in research with human participants
  3. Expertise in MRI pulse sequence programming (especially Siemens IDEA)
  4. Understanding of cerebrovascular physiology
  5. Knowledge of respiratory physiology and the effects of altered blood gases on cerebral physiology
  6. Experience of recruiting cohorts of volunteers, for example across different age groups and designing and conducting MRI experiments on human participants, involving close interaction with those participants
  7. Experience of operating an MRI scanner
  8. Machine learning techniques (e.g. deep learning, neural networks)

Salary:£33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6).  It is not expected to appoint above grade 6.32, £35,211 per annum.

Closing Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019

Research Associate 8977BR

Seeking to recruit a bright and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher for an exciting new project studying the neural mechanisms, that is, theta oscillations, of curiosity-based memory using EEG. The project is funded via a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from Wellcome and the Royal Society.

Essential Criteria

  1. PhD in Psychology and initial expertise as postdoctoral researcher 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  1. An established expertise in EEG recording using BrainVision Recorder and in EEG analysis of ERPs with BrainVision Analyzer and EEProbe as well as time-frequency analysis of theta oscillations using BrainVision Analyzer and EEGlab 
  2. Experience in setting up and running a lab for memory enhancement by means of theta neurofeedback training using BioGraph Infinity software 
  3. Experience in teaching of cognitive and psychophysiological methods and supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses on the topic of theta oscillations and theta neurofeedback training for the enhancement of memory and cognitive control 
  4. Proven ability to publish findings of diverse analysis methods in international journals and in cooperation with international research partners 
  5. Experience in working with a clinical sample of children as research participants (7-18 years) 
  6. Experience in lesion tracing in MRI native space on T1-wighted images

Desirable Criteria

  1. Strong interest and experience in theta oscillations underlying memory and cognitive control 
  2. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity in designing new experiments using E-Prime 
  3. Experience with online testing using SoSci Survey 
  4. Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding 
  5. Proven ability to work without close supervision 
  6. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the research activities of the School.

Salary  £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6).  It is not expected to appoint above £33,199 per annum, salary point 30.
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019

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