Research Assistant

Imperial College London - Department of Bioengineering

Characterising the Biology and Mechanobiology of Prenatal Joint Morphogenesis

Salary Range:

Full time, Fixed Term appointment for up to 12 months

The Developmental Biomechanics group is seeking to add a valuable new member to our research group. We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on characterising cell and matrix level events leading to growth and shape change in the joint under normal or abnormal mechanical conditions. The project offers an exciting opportunity to apply histological and imaging processing techniques to a clinically relevant biomechanical research question. The Research Assistant will be part of the exciting and world-renowned Department of Bioengineering at Imperial, based in the centre of the vibrant city of London.

The ideal candidate will start as soon as possible and make the most of this excellent opportunity. We especially value applicants from diverse backgrounds who can add new skills and expertise to our group. The group investigates the importance of mechanical forces for prenatal skeletal development using both experimental and computational techniques- more information on the group is available at

You must have a MEng or MSc (or equivalent) qualification in a relevant Bioengineering or Biological Science subject.

You will have previous experience working with the murine model system, and with sectioning, histological and immunohistological techniques. Experience with Matlab and with developmental model systems are desired but not essential.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Niamh Nowlan at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160415FH. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Mica Jones at

Closing Date: 24 December 2016

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