Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in Dr Holger Auner’s laboratory in the Hugh and Josseline Langmuir Centre for Myeloma Research , Centre for Haematology, Department of Immunology and Inflammation at Imperial College London.
This post, funded by an Apollo Therapeutics grant, aims to further define the mechanisms of action of small molecule inhibitors of a new anti-cancer drug target that governs key metabolic processes. The project’s primary objective is to define pharmacodynamic molecular signatures in haematopoietic and solid cancer cells, using both classical cell and molecular biology and novel omics/systems biology approaches.
Duties and responsibilities
In the laboratory, you will plan and conduct scientific work with appropriate supervision and co-ordination with other group members as required. You will carry out innovative mechanistic studies in a world-leading academic setting, in close collaboration with a fast-growing biopharma partner. You will be responsible for conducting data analysis and will work closely with researchers in the Hugh and Josseline Langmuir Centre for Myeloma Research and with external partners, including bioinformatics and medicinal chemistry collaborators from industry and academia.
We are looking to recruit a highly skilled, reliable and enthusiastic Research Associate with a strong interest in translational cancer research. You should hold a PhD in Cancer Biology or a closely related discipline with adequate research experience in the academic or industrial setting. You should have experience with cancer cell culture and viability assays, as well as standard molecular and biochemical assays, such as qRT-PCR, Western Blot, molecular cloning, shRNA.
You must be strongly proactive and knowledgeable, and relish working towards milestones.
This is a full-time, fixed term post until 31 December 2022. You will be based at the Hammersmith Campus.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 – £39,888 per annum.
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