University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Research Fellow

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Post Title: Research Fellow

SBU/Department: School of Life and Medical Sciences

FTE: 1FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for a period of 1 year.

Salary: UH7 £37,099pa to £44,263pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave : 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane, Hatfield

An Innovate UK funded Research Fellow Post is available within the Centre for Research in Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology (TDDT) at the University of Hertfordshire. The project which is in collaboration with Oxford Silk Phage Therapy, the University of Exeter and colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire will develop a skin model and test the effectiveness of phage coated devices to control bacteria on the skin. Applicants with knowledge and experience of using skin tissue for drug delivery applications and/or microbiology experience and with the potential to develop into independent research fellows are encouraged to apply.

Main duties and responsibilities

To take responsibility of a skin model development and testing research stream, contribute to other research activities, and help with research training of students as appropriate. To undertake research within the scope of the project, establishing a programme of research activity working collaboratively with colleagues at UH and partner organisations as appropriate. To supervise undergraduate and post-graduate student projects as well as taking an active part in the academic life of the School through participation in seminars and other events.

Skills and experience required

Proven experience working in a research environment and research experience in the subject area including, as appropriate, collaborative partnerships with other HEI's or external partners are essential. You will have a record of scholarly work such as published work in peer reviewed journals and experience of presenting research finding such as contributions to conferences and symposia at a local and national level. The successful candidate will have the ability to plan and manage their own activities effectively as well as excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills with a methodical approach and attention to detail.

Qualifications required

Educated with a minimum of a STEM undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. A PhD (or equivalent qualification), or close to completion of PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva) in a relevant subject area, or equivalent experience is also required.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Potential candidates may wish to contact Dr Liam McAuley, ([email protected]) prior to applying.

Closing Date : 25 February 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 057735

Date advert placed: 06 February 2024

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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Research Fellow


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


February 07, 2024

Application deadline

February 25, 2024

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About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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