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Research Associate (Part-Time)

National Heart & Lung Institute

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £40,858 - £42,609
  • REF: MED02275
  • Closes: 24th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Part Time

Job description

Job summary

The research programme in Regenerative Cardiology led by Dr. Pilar Ruiz-Lozano focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation, with particular attention to the role of epicardial secreted factors during cardiac specification and differentiation.

The post is funded by the Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship award to investigate signalling pathways involved in myocardial proliferation downstream of epicardial factors.

To carry out research programmes in the above-mentioned epicardial-myocardial interactions and mechanisms of communication.

In addition, the post-holder will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work within Dr Pilar Ruiz-Lozano’s Cardiac Function Section of the National Heart & Lung Institute at Imperial College London. You will work on Mechanisms that Enhance Myocardial Regeneration, Funded by Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship Award.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To be proficient in cell culture and basic biochemical assays
  • To have knowledge of cell signal transduction
  • 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
  • To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
  • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community
  • To promote the reputation of the Group, the Department and the College
  • To provide guidance to PhD Students
  • Contribute to future bids for research grants

Essential requirements

  • Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Biology or medical statistics or a closely related discipline
  • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Biology or medical statistics or a closely related discipline
  • Knowledge of cell culture, cell extracts preparation, immunoprecipitation assays, immunohistochemistry
  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses

Further information

This is a Part-time, Fixed term contract of employment for a duration of 12 months, based at the 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.

All informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Pilar Ruiz Lozano p.ruiz-lozano@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk .

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/

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 where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. 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.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

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.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk .

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