Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cancer

Imperial College London Department of Surgery and Cancer

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the Division of Cancer, Imperial College London, one of the leading research-led universities worldwide and will afford numerous possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and training. A Research Associate position is available from 01 June 2020. We are seeking to employ a motivated person with a background in analytical chemistry and metabolomics to support...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01823
  • Date posted 14 May 2020
  • Closing date 31 May 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location Hammersmith Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £41,938 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Surgery & Cancer
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the Division of Cancer, Imperial College London, one of the leading research-led universities worldwide and will afford numerous possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and training.

A Research Associate position is available from 01 June 2020. We are seeking to employ a motivated person with a background in analytical chemistry and metabolomics to support a range of exposome and toxicological analyses being conducted in within the Horizon 2020 ATHLETE consortium. You will take up the role as an analyst in the laboratory of Dr Hector Keun and be responsible for GC-MS and LC-MS protocol development, development of data analysis and metabolite annotation pipelines, processing and annotation of metabolomics data, advise on design of biological experimental protocols, and data management. 

This appointment is funded by the European Commission as part of the H2020 programme.

Duties and responsibilities

We are looking for someone keen to use and also expand on their research experience and skills, willing to learn and optimise new techniques and to enhance our friendly and expanding, multidisciplinary team. You will take initiative in the careful planning of research to drive the project, identifying, developing and implementing suitable experimental protocols, utilising expertise from key collaborators as appropriate. You will actively and enthusiastically participate in the research programme of the team, in a collaborative manner. You will maintain highly organised and accurate research records and use these to write reports for submission to research sponsors and for publication in high-quality journals. You will also present findings to colleagues and at national and international conferences. More detailed information on duties and responsibilities is available on application.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD in molecular/cell biology, or a closely related discipline and be proficient in a wide range of molecular biology techniques. You will be knowledgeable, curious and passionate about cancer biology and should be able to use your initiative to pursue opportunities to broaden your skill portfolio. You should provide evidence of being able to work independently and as a part of a team. You should be comfortable working with large datasets.

Further information

Our lab is located in the bustling White City area, where Imperial College London is rapidly expanding. You will have access to Imperial College Benefits including the unique and award-winning Post-Doctoral training centre. Interested candidates will have to complete an online application to be considered for the post.

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

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof Hector Keun h.keun@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please emailrecruitment@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/

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