Experimental design and reporting of in vitro research
£38,341 - £44,968 (plus London allowances)
The NC3Rs has a long-standing programme of work focusing on improving the design, analysis and reporting of animal experiments in order to ensure that studies are robust and reproducible, contribute to the knowledge base, and avoid the unnecessary use of animals. The programme is delivered by a team of four scientists including this role.
This programme will optimise the reproducibility of in vitro studies and improve confidence in their validity to support wider uptake and the replacement of animal studies. Building strong relationships both internally and externally will be an integral part of this role.
Your role will involve gathering an evidence-base to support the development of reporting guidelines for in vitro studies. Also you will collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategies to improve the design and reporting of in vitro studies, and coordinate the dissemination of the guidelines and other resources and working with the scientific community to actively drive implementation in practice. You will organise workshops, symposia and dedicated communication materials to promote the uptake of the guidelines and other resources across the scientific community, nationally and internationally.
You will need:
• PhD in a biological science
• Knowledge and experience of in vitro research and significant post-doctoral experience, or equivalent
• Training and practical experience in experimental design and statistics as applied to biological research and specifically in vitro studies
Choosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk
For full details of this post and for details on how to apply, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1396
quoting reference NC3Rs 1267.
Closing date: 18th March 2020
Interviews: 30th March 2020