Research Assistant

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Investigative Medicine Section

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Full-time fixed term contract for three years

Hammersmith Campus

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join an exciting project investigating the use of gut hormone combinations as a treatment for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity.  The post is within the laboratories of Professor Sir Stephen Bloom and Professor Guy Rutter in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Imperial College London.

The project will develop a novel imaging platform, using confocal microscopy to longitudinally study transplanted pancreatic islets.  You will also be performing microsurgery to genetically manipulate hormone signalling pathways.  Other techniques, including feeding studies, insulin clamps and molecular biology will also be utilised.

You are expected to have a degree in biomedical science, physiology, neuroscience, or related subject. As this project is primarily in vivo, experience of rodent and animal handling would be highly desirable. Those with experience of confocal microscopy and/or rodent metabolic studies particularly encouraged to apply.

The nature of the project will require you to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team and be able to prioritise tasks effectively.

This is a full time fixed-term post for three years, based at the Hammersmith Campus.

For further details about the post, please contact Dr Victoria Salem (

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please 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 HM2016233.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing Date: 10 January 2017 (Midnight GMT)

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