Research Associate in Brain Sciences

Imperial College London Department of Brain Sciences

United Kingdom

Job summary

The post is funded by the pharma company Grunenthal to investigate the effects of the Capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza in patients with peripheral neuropathy, including neuropathy caused by diabetes. To carry out research programmes in analysis of skin biopsies at baseline and following treatments, using a range of biomarkers (of nerve fibres etc.), undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, the Research...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02307
  • Date posted 25 February 2021
  • Closing date 25 March 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location Hammersmith Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,858 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Brain Sciences
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The post is funded by the pharma company Grunenthal to investigate the effects of the Capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza in patients with peripheral neuropathy, including neuropathy caused by diabetes.

To carry out research programmes in analysis of skin biopsies at baseline and following treatments, using a range of biomarkers (of nerve fibres etc.), undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, the Research Associate will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.  

The team investigates the effects of the Capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza in patients with peripheral neuropathy, including neuropathy caused by diabetes. The successful candidate will take part in research programmes that analyse skin biopsies at baseline and following treatments, using a range of biomarkers (of nerve fibres etc.), undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, he/she/them will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

Duties and responsibilities

    • To take initiatives in the planning of research
    • To direct the work of small research teams
    • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
    • To conduct data analysis
    • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
    • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
    • To write reports for submission to research sponsors
    • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences
    • To submit publications to refereed journals
    • To provide guidance to staff and students

Essential requirements

    • Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Pathology or a closely related discipline or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
    • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Pathology or a closely related discipline or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
    • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
    • Experience of dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients
    • Knowledge of basic neuroscience, principles of histopathology, using computer programs for data analysis and presentation 
    • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures

Further information

This post is full-time, fixed term until 31st December 2021 and is based at our Hammersmith Campus, London.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Philippe Donatien @ p.donatien@imperial.ac.uk


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