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Research

Scientist supporting cancer research.

Research within Cardiff University’s College of Biomedical and Life Sciences is independently recognised for its quality, driving international impact, and benefiting patients and society.

Since the University’s top five UK placing overall in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), and second place for research impact, we have continued to grow our research base across multiple areas of leading research strength.

Our work is informed and enhanced by a range of national and international collaborations across the university sector, NHS, and industry; ensuring that our leading research programmes make valuable contributions to society, the economy and patients.

Our research is underpinned by a commitment to open and reproducible research practices. Research integrity and ethical conduct of research run throughout our research programmes, and we are committed to open and transparent research assessment as a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Rigorous governance around research integrity and ethics is fundamental to the conduct of high-quality research, with staff and postgraduate researchers required to complete the University’s mandatory online research integrity training. Our research involving human-derived materials is conducted under Human Tissue Authority licences and research involving animal species is regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.  

We are committed to the recruitment and development of outstanding researchers at all career stages, and run extensive programmes for fellowship support, mentorship and career progression.