NHS National Services Scotland
specialist biomedical scientists (sbms) in microbiology are responsible for the technical aspects of the diagnosis of infection and determination of appropriate anti-infective therapy by the application of specialist microbiological methods, using the most up to date scientific analysis in conjunction with traditional methods of culture, microscopy and specialist techniques. the sbms post is responsible for carrying out the duties required to provide an efficient microbiology service that is necessary for effective patient care and to supervise, instruct, train and act as a mentor to less experienced biomedical scientists and support staff. they will also be required to offer specialist advice and guidance on the services available to users and to provide information about the analyses that are performed. the diagnostic clinical microbiology/virology service for nhs glasgow and clyde is delivered from two sites: glasgow royal infirmary and queen elizabeth university hospital. the laboratories provide a full and comprehensive microbiology / virology service to the population of nhs greater glasgow & clyde including hospital based users, general practice users, private sector users and to colleagues in the university and teaching sectors. applicants require an i.b.m.s. accredited, bsc (hons) in biomedical sciences and must be registered with the health care professions council (hcpc) as a biomedical scientist. the applicant will require to have successfully attained the ibms specialist diploma in medical microbiology, or will be expected to complete the specialist diploma as part of their training to attain the position. the post is based at the microbiology laboratory at the glasgow royal infirmary, glasgow which is a state of the art facility which contains extensive microbiology equipment such as vitek 2, vitek ms, virtuo, wasplab and mgit tb analysers. the laboratory processes around 400,000 specimens per annum and in addition to routine microbiology sections, also provides a paediatric microbiology service to the royal hospital for children and cystic fibrosis microbiology service for cf adults and children. the laboratory holds ukas accreditation for iso 15189 standards as a single managed unit together with the microbiology laboratory at glasgow royal infirmary. this post is 37.5 hours full time with shifts running over 7 days (including evening and weekend work as part of the laboratory out of hours system (contractual requirement). the informal candidate for this post is william ennie e: t please note the interviews for this post will be held on the week beginning 12th of october. details on how to contact the recruitment service can be found within the candidate information packs.
The British Museum
scientist: polymeric and modern organic materialsscientific researchfull-timepermanent£30,348 per annumapplication deadline: 19 october 2020, middaythe british museum is seeking a scientist: polymeric and modern organic materials to focus on the scientific examination and analysis of polymeric and modern organic materials within the british museum collection, delivering publicly-accessible research outputs in support of museum priorities.key areas of responsibility:to undertake analysis of polymeric and modern organic materials (e.g. natural and synthetic polymers, dyes and adhesives, cellulosics), using pyrolysis-gc-ms, lc-ms and other analytical techniques such as ftir and microscopy.to answer questions about the origin, technology and stability of polymeric and modern organic materials in the collection aligned with the museum’s research strategy and priorities.to contribute to the support and maintenance of the bm’s facilities for organic analysis, including training and advising other users, managing data storage and ensuring best practice in laboratory health and safety, including coshh and risk assessments.to seek external funding to support the research programme, for example, through ukri, charitable trusts and foundations, and via the provision of scientific services.to promote and develop best practice in data interpretation and research data management and to explore the potential of new analytical techniques.to develop new projects within the area of polymeric and modern materials to meet the challenges in the bm and sr research strategies.to produce research outputs through publication, conference presentations, website content & social media, gallery/exhibition display material and participation in public events.person specification:educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant science subject and has some publications in a peer reviewed journal.experience working in an analytical laboratory or related environment and has knowledge of analysis of organic materials, especially polymeric and modern materials, using pyrolysis-gc-ms, lc-ms and other techniques (e.g. ftir).good problem solving and organisational capabilities with some experience of supervision/training and project management.effective communicator, both orally and written, and able to work as part of a team. « return to the search results
The British Museum
scientist: inorganic analysis/metalsscientific researchfull-timepermanent£30,348 per annumapplication deadline: 19 october 2020, middaythe british museum is seeking a scientist: inorganic analysis/metals to focus on the scientific examination and analysis of inorganic objects, especially metals, within the british museum collection, and to deliver publicly-accessible research outputs in support of museum priorities.key areas of responsibility:to undertake compositional analysis of inorganic objects, especially metals, using x-ray fluorescence (xrf) and other techniques, including x-ray diffraction.to determine the identity, provenance, and technology of inorganic objects, especially metals, in the collection according to research goals and priorities.to help meet the museum’s commitments to the treasure process and the portable antiquities scheme.to support and maintain the facilities for xrf, training and advising other users, managing data storage and ensuring best practice in laboratory health and safety, including radiation protection and risk assessments.to seek external funding to support the research programme, for example, through ukri, charitable trusts and foundations, and via the provision of scientific services.to promote and develop best practice in data interpretation and research data management and to explore the potential of new analytical techniques.to develop new projects within the area of metals analysis to meet the challenges in the bm and sr research strategies.to produce research outputs through publication, conference presentations, website content & social media, gallery/exhibition display material and participation in public events.person specification:educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant science subject and has some publications in peer reviewed journals.experience working in an analytical laboratory or related environment and has knowledge of compositional analysis of inorganic materials using x-ray fluorescence (xrf) and analysis of materials from cultural heritage contexts.good problem solving and organisational capabilities with some experience of supervision/training and project management.effective communicator, both orally and written, and able to work as part of a team. « return to the search results
Birmingham City University
job description metcloud and the school of computing and digital technology at birmingham city university (bcu) are looking to appoint a high calibre graduate in the broad area of data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning artificial learning (ai/ml). birmingham city university is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of birmingham city centre. the school of computing and digital technology (cdt) has research centres which specialise in digital media and technology, cybersecurity, intelligent systems and networks, and data analytics and ai. cdt currently conducts a range of research, innovation, and enterprise projects funded by a range of bodies including innovate uk (including ktps), horizon 2020, erasmus+ and orange telecommunications. the school of computing and digital technology at birmingham city university (bcu) is partnering with metcloud on a 24 month knowledge transfer partnership (ktp). metcloud has been awarded dozens of internationally recognised awards for innovation. its cloud-based cybersecurity services include security operation centre (soc), vulnerability scanning as a service (vsaas), network operation services (noc) platform as a service (paas), backup and business continuity as a service, edge computing security and information security management services. its clients traverse most vertical sectors such as finance, insurance, legal, manufacturing, construction and health. this position forms part of the knowledge transfer partnership (ktp) programme co-funding by a grant through innovate uk. it is essential you understand how ktp works with business and the university, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure this position. ktps offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,000 personal development budget to upskill during the project. more information on ktp the successful graduate will be employed by the university and will be based full time at metcloud in birmingham (b15 3dh) where they will lead on the technical development of the project and be supported by academics from bcu’s school of computing and digital technology. the position is for 24 months. the expected start date is as soon as is practical. candidates will require high level experience in artificial intelligence (ai), data science and cybersecurity. the role and responsibilities the purpose of the ktp is to utilise the latest data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to enhance and supplement metcloud’s technology base, enabling a range of innovative services to be brought to market addressing the advanced needs of enterprise customers and the budgets of smaller companies. the project will also transfer expertise to metcloud and explore and embed innovation processes. duties will include: develop an understanding of the managed cybersecurity operations marketplace and metcloud’s business, processes, and technology base. evaluate the potential for use of ai and data science techniques, individually and in combination, to extract actionable intelligence from event data gathered in the course of cybersecurity operations. based on this evaluation, lead a discussion with metcloud and bcu teams aimed at defining one or more candidate ai-enabled services/applications. design, implement and enhance proof-of-concept prototypes of the above. conduct presentations and demonstrations to stakeholders aimed at deciding whether and how the prototypes should be exploited. document the prototypes and transfer knowledge and software to the metcloud development team, and assist with integration and productization. support metcloud’s marketing by means of demonstrations to customers, providing material for white papers, etc. write academic papers and technical reports based on the project results. embed a knowledge of applicable ai and data science techniques in metcloud, including by means of tutorial sessions giving metcloud staff an appreciation of and technical grounding. in conjunction with metcloud staff, develop a strategic and ambitious long-term plan for the use of ai technology within the company. what we are looking for creative, adaptable, self-motivated applied researcher able to learn new skills and put them into practice rapidly. analytical thinker and problem solver with excellent computational skills. proactive in proposing and carrying out lines of investigation, seeking guidance from the company and university supervision term when appropriate. able to work independently and with multi-skilled teams. effective communicator with managers, technical staff and academics, verbally and in writing. appreciative of business issues and able to relate unmet requirements to technology-enabled opportunities. driven by a desire to see original ideas put into practice proven software architecting, design and development ability and extensive practical experience with one or more programming languages used in ai and data science (e.g. python, java, r, etc.) knowledge of agile software development methods and tools. in depth experience in at applying least one of ai, machine/deep learning, data analytics, visual analytics. good knowledge of ml frameworks (eg. keras or pytorch) and libraries (eg. scikit-learn) good understanding of data processing and visualisation tools (e.g python numpy pandas etc) good understanding of best practice in data collection, wrangling, pre-processing and feature engineering solid appreciation of cybersecurity issues desirable hands on experience deploying and using siem, big data, or related platforms (e.g. elk) would be an advantage. qualifications a good first degree (2:1 or better) in computer science or a related subject. a postgraduate degree (msc or preferably phd) in ai, data science or a related subject or equivalent practical experience in industry. accepted degree subjects computer sciences additional job details location birmingham salary £35,000 - £45,000 contract, dates and working times fixed term full-time how to apply click apply to start your application now. this job will be available on prospects until 25 october 2020 don't forget to mention prospects to employers when you contact them. closing date: 25 october 2020 apply favourite
Birmingham City University
job description made in the midlands and the school of computing and digital technology at birmingham city university (bcu) are looking to appoint a high calibre graduate in the broad area of data science and artificial intelligence (ai). birmingham city university is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of birmingham city centre. the school of computing and digital technology at birmingham city university (bcu) is partnering with made in the midlands on a 24 month knowledge transfer partnership (ktp). made in midlands curates an online platform serving the midlands manufacturing community, offering subscribed members opportunities to connect and collaborate with each other via online activities & face-to-face networking events. this ktp project will enable the company to scale its business across the country while improving its services and reducing sales costs by employing novel artificial intelligence (ai) methods for matching potential and existing members (madeinthemidlands.com). this position forms part of the knowledge transfer partnership (ktp) programme co-funding by a grant through innovate uk. it is essential you understand how ktp works with business and the university, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure this position. ktps offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,000 personal development budget to upskill during the project. more information on ktp the successful graduate will be employed by the university and will be based full time at made in the midlands, in birmingham (b7 4bb) where they will lead on the technical development of the project and be supported by academics from bcu’s school of computing and digital technology. the role the project will involve designing and implementing a nosql database, along with novel streaming graph embedding methods to realise a series of dynamic matching services. responsibilities researching available data storage solutions; designing and implementing an appropriate data collection and storage infrastructure; migrating existing data to the new data storage infrastructure; developing streaming graph embedding methods; implementing a series of ai-based matching and recommendation services; interacting with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. senior management, other employees, academics, customers) interacting with manufacturing companies across the uk (e.g. to collect requirements and feedback, train users); participating in regular meetings with the ktp team; writing research papers, reports, technical specifications, training material and white papers; developing project and personal development plan; acquiring new knowledge and skills as required by the role; participating in the ktp residential training programme. the position is for 24 months. the expected start date is as soon as is practical. what we are looking for programming in python, java and/or c#; setting up nosql databases; performing data analysis and visualisation; developing machine learning and/or natural language processing pipelines; excellent english verbal and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving and time-management skills; excellent team-building and customer-relationships skills. desirable setting up graph databases such as arangodb or neo4j; using cloud computing services such as aws; training deep learning models; applying graph embedding methods; developing software and/or mobile applications; deploying software applications, machine learning models and/or data processing pipelines in production; working with real-time applications. qualifications applicants must have bsc, msc or phd degree in computer science or related subject area, along with the following skills. accepted degree subjects computer sciences additional job details location birmingham salary £35,000 - £45,000 contract, dates and working times fixed term full-time how to apply click apply to start your application now. this job will be available on prospects until 25 october 2020 don't forget to mention prospects to employers when you contact them. closing date: 25 october 2020 apply favourite
UK Research and Innovation
head of digital products, ideation and enterprise ukri - nerc - bgs based at the bgs headquarters in keyworth, nottingham, with national and international travel ukri pay band g - salary from £60,026 per annum to £66,695 per annum depending on qualifications and experience full-time - 37 hours a week (a range of flexible working options may be available) permanent appointment about us the british geological survey (bgs) is an applied geoscience research centre that is part of uk research and innovation (ukri) and affiliated to the natural environment research council (nerc). it is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the uk and globally. it is funded directly by ukri as well as through research grants and via private sector contracts. bgs has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people. it has two main sites, a head office in keyworth near nottingham and the lyell centre, which is a joint collaboration with heriot watt university in edinburgh. bgs works with more than 150 private sector organisations as well as having close links with 40 universities and sponsors approximately 100 phd students each year. about the role we are looking for a leader who can lead on the development of the next generation of our digital products and services. you will need to demonstrate strengths in productisation and innovation. you will understand how to use geological data to solve major environmental challenges and be able to support external stakeholders to use bgs data to drive economic growth. you will be responsible for a budget of £2.5m, and 4 teams covering digital product development and data delivery. you will work in collaboration with research leaders and external stakeholders to translate research data into novel digital products and services. in collaboration with senior leaders in bgs digital, you will develop new workflows, data models and support systems behind our products and services to ensure their effective and efficient delivery. you will be accountable to the chief digital officer, and working closely with the chief scientists, you will ensure that the delivery of bgs data products and licencing strategy aligns with uk government and international policy. key duties of the role involve: to lead on the development of products and services to enable government, business and the public to benefit from bgs vast collections of data. you will apply your understanding of the needs of all our stakeholders to champion opportunities for value creation, translating your awareness and geo-environmental research knowledge into new products and services. provide strategic leadership for the development and delivery of the bgs digital geological maps of great britain and northern ireland (onshore and offshore). work with the director for national to ensure that bgs digital maps are of the highest quality and are scientifically robust. in collaboration with senior technical leads in bgs digital, you will be responsible for the development of new workflows, data models and support systems behind our core map products so that new geospatial data management systems can be implemented to enable automated product development workflows to address requirements for data discoverability, quality assurance, security and interoperability. about you with extensive senior management experience within the data and technology field, you should have a phd in a relevant geo-environmental or data science discipline or a first degree and relevant work experience to demonstrate scientific knowledge equivalent to a phd. ideally, you will also hold a post-graduate qualification in innovation and / or user experience or geospatial analytics. with a demonstrable commitment to digital geoscience, your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to work with both external stakeholders and internal teams, leading them in handling complex multi-dimensional problems and creating innovative solutions. please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post. what we offer a generous benefits package is also offered, including a very competitive pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, free parking and access to flexi-time. we also offer the 'bike to work’ scheme, free parking, health and wellbeing support, social clubs and on-site sports facilities. please note that any internal bgs staff applying for this post would, if successful, be appointed to new ukri terms and conditions and pay. how to apply applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. we would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process. a well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and cv. please note, when you click apply you will be directed to our topcareer.jobs site, where you will be asked to complete the application process. closing date for receipt of applications is 22nd october 2020. interviews are expected to be held in late october in nottingham.
4 days ago
applications are invited for a new post as a research associate in operations and information management department within the aston business school (college of business and social sciences). the successful applicant will contribute to a ukri funded covid-19 response project – “impact of covid-19 on staff mental health and well-being in smes: strategies and interventions to support workforce and boost productivity in the uk “. the project is led by aston business school in with university of birmingham, university of keele, and the york university, in the uk. the main objectives of this project are to: (1) developing a conceptual model that will facilitate analysing the relationship between mh issues faced by smes’ staff, factors and various job dimensions contributing to these issues, and its impact on both the staff and business productivity during the pandemic, through a multi-stage sub-contracted survey with smes’ employees in the uk. (2) developing a covid-19 employee well-being framework comprising of strategies, practices and interventions, considering smes' needs and constraints, and conduct a longitudinal study for six months with twenty smes to evaluate its effectiveness and impact towards increasing the resilience and productivity of smes’ workforce in varying work contexts during and after the pandemic. (3) develop a covid-19 mh application to monitor the mh conditions of smes’ workforce and pilot it with the longitudinal study, to show how the data collected through the app will enable each individual sme to understand its staff needs, introspect their well-being, that will facilitate customizing the framework, i.e. objectively putting in place practices, strategies and interventions to address employee mh, well-being and firm’s productivity related issues. the successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution in all elements of the project, in particular –research analysis of sub-contracted surveys and interviews, research case-studies, model and framework development, and assisting in producing research documentation. this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading business schools in the uk and applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm for research and commitment to the thematic area of the project. the project will also provide an excellent opportunity to network will experts in the interdisciplinary area, participate in workshops, and engage and work with project team members in other universities. applicants must have a good first degree (first or upper second class) in a business or other relevant subject (management, social science etc.), a relevant master’s degree and doctorate degree (either completed or thesis submitted). candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant research skills and experience of conducting research in two or more topics within the multi-disciplinary theme: sustainability, business productivity -mental health and well-being. interviews are expected to take place late october informal enquiries about this post may be made to professor prasanta dey via email (email@example.com) or dr. soumyadeb chowdhury via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
5 days ago
london se5 8ef
king’s college hospital nhs foundation trust part of king's health partners academic health sciences centre (ahsc), is one of the uk’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in south east london and kent. the trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from king’s college hospital (kch) site in camberwell and the princess royal university hospital (pruh) site in bromley, orpington hospital, and some services at beckenham beacon and queen mary’s sidcup. the trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and emergency department. the research & innovation office at king’s college hospital nhs foundation trust is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and independent individual to join our team as a band 6 research facilitator. the post holder will be required to facilitate the setup of a portfolio of research studies across various clinical areas. you will work closely with members of the research and multidisciplinary teams within the trust and in collaboration with external research partners in order to ensure quick and efficient study setup. you will be highly organised with a professional approach and a keen eye for detail. a team player, you will have excellent communication and diplomacy skills and the ability to manage competing demands on your time. applicants will be expected to have the following: a relevant degree knowledge and understanding of the purpose and principles of nhs research & development and the regulatory requirements applicable to research. previous experience in a research administration role; ideally in an r & d office. the post is offered on a full-time basis with a permanent substantive contract.
University of Dundee
7 days ago
statistician/epidemiologist, grade 8 (£41,526-£49,553). 1 fte, for 24 months we are looking for a keen and enthusiastic statistician/epidemiologist to work on an exciting collaboration between memo and colleagues from the division of population health and genomics, bringing together expertise in health informatics, population-based epidemiology, clinical trials, and public health. the post is part of the precision medicine work package funded through the health data research uk and the project theme aims to develop methods to improve the evidence base for observational drug outcomes. this role is for a 24-month fixed term contract and will be based in memo research in ninewells hospital and medical school, one of europe’s largest teaching hospitals, where the school of medicine provides outstanding medical education and training. the university of dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world – with over 140 countries represented in the university community. you will be based at ninewells hospital and medical school, one of europe’s largest teaching hospitals where the school of medicine provides outstanding opportunities in medical education and training supported by world class research facilities. your priorities will include: complex modelling and causal inference analysis of routinely collected health data to determine treatment effects in real world populations. informing the development of methods and standards for conducting observational studies for clinical and regulatory decision making. writing programs, managing and analysing large routinely healthcare datasets with duties including preparation of protocols and ethics applications. providing statistical advice to other members of the unit on related projects. responsibility of your own workload to ensure deadlines are met; proactively addressing current problems, identifying solutions and implementing improved processes as required. who we’re looking for: • an experienced statistician/epidemiologist. phd or equivalent relevant research experience. a positive team player who pro-actively supports activities and is confident to progress and chase information as and when required using their own initiative. an individual who takes ownership of their work and sees things through to completion. someone who can multi-task and has a keen eye for detail along with a “can do” attitude and a problem-solving approach. the calibre of research at dundee is high, with 95 per cent of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. dundee benefits from a developed network of inter-disciplinary researchers collaborating across various schools across our community. for further information about this position please contact dr daniel morales: email@example.com to find out more about memo research unit and the division of population health and genomics please visit: https://www.memoresearch.com https://www.dundee.ac.uk/medicine/research/population-health-genomics the closing date for applications is: 14 october 2020 the diversity of our staff and students helps to make the university of dundee a uk university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. family friendly policies, staff networks for bme, disabled and lgbt staff, membership of athena swan, the ecu race equality charter and stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.
The Institute of Cancer Research
7 days ago
the radiation-enhanced immunotherapy team is part of the division of radiotherapy and imaging at the icr and studies how solid tumours evade immune responses by generating suppressive barriers and subverting immune homeostatic mechanisms. our main research focus is to determine how radiotherapy tilts the balance of immunostimulatory and immunosuppressive signals in the tumour microenvironment. ultimately, we aim to identify pathways and biomarkers that predict response to radiotherapy/immunotherapy and to discover actionable targets for development of novel combination treatments for advanced cancers. the scientific officer will work with a multidisciplinary team of basic scientists and clinicians to develop, optimize and apply assays and protocols to study immune responses in mouse and cell-based models. in addition, the scientific officer will analyse and organize storage of human tissue and blood samples from cancer patients. applicants will hold a bsc degree in biomedical sciences or equivalent degree in a relevant field and ideally have experience in working in the field of cancer immunotherapy. the full salary range for the post is £26,220 – £36,000. appointment is expected to be at the beginning of the scale which represents the market rate for the role but consideration will be given to experience and skills. future progression is based on annual performance review. to apply, please submit online application on the icr careers site, attaching your cv with the supporting statement (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification, a brief description of your relevant experience and incl. the names and addresses of at least two referees). if you are an eu citizen please see the below link for further information about brexit: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/what-settled-and-presettled-status-means the icr is the leading academic research centre in the uk. effective industry collaboration and innovation in new medicines and technologies are at the heart of our approach to drive benefits for patients. the icr is ranked: first for the quality and impact of our research* second worldwide for the number of our publications cited in patents** fourth worldwide for the citation rate of scientific research published across all fields** fourth worldwide for top-cited research publications** in the top five higher education institutions worldwide for academic influence and commercial impact** 2014 research excellence framework ** u-multirank, 2020 we consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.