Research Fellow

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434
  • REF: 98555
  • Closes: 05th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time


To create and contribute to running and research of the Buckner Group in the Institute of Microbiology & Infection, investigating transmissible antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria.

Summary of Role

• 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
• Prepare and present reports of experimental findings for journal publications and conferences

Main Duties/Responsibilities

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
• Collect research data by performing scientific experimentation and conducting literature reviews.
• Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
• Analyse and interpret data
• Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
• Contribute to writing bids for research funding
• Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
• Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
• Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
• 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•
• Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification

• Degree in area of specialism and a PhD (or near to completion)relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
• 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 including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, genetic manipulation of Gram-negative bacteria, bacterial plasmid conjugation assays, molecular biology, mammalian and bacterial cell culture techniques, bacterial murine models.
• Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
• Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
• Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
• Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated

Further particulars can be found here:

Informal enquires to Michelle Buckner, email:

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