Research Assistant/Associate in Smart Microscopy
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, GB
2d ago

Job Purpose

You will make a leading contribution to a project Heartbeat-synchronization-enhanced commercial microscopy, working with Dr Jonathan Taylor and a leading UK photonics company.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal / Co Investigator : 1.

Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project / group / School / College research strategy.

2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical / progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow / School / Research Group, including contributing to publications of international quality in high profile / quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic / societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.

4. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

5. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

6. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team / group meetings / seminars / workshops across the research Group / School / College / University and wider community.

7. Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and / or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.

8. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets / Expenditure.

9. Carry out modest Teaching activities (e.g demonstrating etc) and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.

10. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field / discipline.11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

12. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School / Director of Research Institute.

13. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing the World.

For appointment at grade 7 : 14. Perform the above duties with a higher degree of independence, leadership and responsibility, particularly in relation to planning, funding, collaborating and publishing research, and mentoring colleagues.

15 Establish and sustain a track record of independent and joint published research to establish and maintain your expert reputation in the subject area.

16. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop / implement a suitable research strategy.

Qualifications Essential : A1 SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree) in a relevant subject or a cognate discipline, or equivalent.

A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of scientific computation and image analysis. Desirable : B1 An awarded (or recently submitted or near completion) PhD in subject specialism or equivalent For appointment at grade 7 : Essential : A3 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s) Knowledge, Skills and Experience Essential : C1 Skilled in scientific computation and image analysis in the Python programming languageC2 Familiar with the practicalities of experimental imaging (scientific camera hardware, electrical triggering, etc)C3 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability, as appropriateC4 Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data / concepts clearly and conciselyC5 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approachC6 Appropriate workload / time / project / budget / people management skillsC7 Extensive IT and data analysis / interpretation skills appropriate for processing image datasetsC8 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought / workingC9 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approachFor appointment at grade 7 : Essential : C10 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area of in vivo microscopyC11 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher Experience Essential : E1 Sufficient relevant research experience (or equivalent) appropriate to an early career researcherE2 Experience of scientific writingE3 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient mannerE4 Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant fieldFor appointment at grade 7 : Essential : E5 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals / conferencesE6 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activitiesE7 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers.

E8 Experience in undertaking independent research Desirable : F4 An emerging national or international reputation

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