Research Associate in Biological Sciences

Imperial College London Department of Life Sciences

United Kingdom

Job summary

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment. Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the project is to investigate complement protection mechanisms. You will be involved in all aspects of the project,...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00732
  • Date posted 28 July 2020
  • Closing date 27 August 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Life Sciences
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the project is to investigate complement protection mechanisms. You will be involved in all aspects of the project, including cell culture, protein purification, biophysical, biochemical characterization and structural biology.

Duties and responsibilities

    • To perform research work that fulfils the requirements of the grant objective
    • To interpret and present research data and results
    • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
    • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences.
    • To write up the finding for submission to refereed journals
    • To take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research

Essential requirements

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or Structural Biology.

It is also essential that you have:

  • Experience of protein biochemistry.
  • Experience in structural biology.
  • Experience in cell biology.

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
  • A high level of motivation and a creative approach to problem-solving
  • The ability to work independently and show initiative with research.
  • The ability to follow protocols, learn new techniques in a precise and skilled manner
  • The ability to develop and apply new concepts
  • The ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines.

Further information

This is a fixed-term position available for up to 36 months based at the South Kensington Campus.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

Informal enquires can be made directly to Dr. Doryen Bubeck, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences, at d.bubeck@imperial.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact recruitmenthub@imperial.ac.uk and refer the job reference number.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/


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