Research Associate

Department of Immunology and Inflammation

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 19th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £41,593 - £49,210
  • REF: MED02827
  • Closes: 19th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

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.

Essential requirements

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.

Further information

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.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact:

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The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

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  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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