UCL Australia Role Description – Level A

UCL Australia
Role Description
Research Associate – Level A
A Research Associate is required to contribute to the internationally
competitive research efforts of UCL Australia and to develop his or her
research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to the
particular field of research. A Research Associate will work with support,
guidance and/or direction from senior research or academic staff and with an
increasing degree of autonomy as they develop skill and experience.
Main duties and responsibilities
a) To conduct high quality research under limited supervision either as a
member of a team independently and produce relevant publications in
front line journals;
b) Design experiments and operate advanced laboratory and technical
equipment or conduct of advanced research procedures;
c) Develop novel techniques;
d) Present data publicly in poster and platform format;
e) Lead discussions on literature at group and departmental journal club
f) Make occasional contributions to teaching in relation to his or her
research project(s);
g) Attend and, as appropriate, present research findings and papers at
internal academic meetings and external professional conferences, and
to contribute to the internal and external visibility of the department;
h) Give advice within the field of the staff member's research to postgraduate students;
i) Perform limited administrative functions primarily connected with the
j) Continue their professional development, including participation in staff
development and review procedures in accordance with UCL
guidelines, including annual formal appraisal
k) Actively follow and promote UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities
l) Maintain awareness and observation of fire and health and safety
m) The Research Associate will carry out any other duties as are within the
scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Principal
Investigator and other post-doctoral researchers involved in the project.
Key Requirements
A Research Associate will have a PhD (awarded or in the final stages of
completion) in the relevant discipline.
Research experience may have contributed to or resulted in publications,
conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions which
give evidence of research potential.