Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Life Sciences

South Kensington Campus

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.

The successful applicant will join the multidisciplinary group led by Dr Masahiro Ono, which studies T cell regulation. The post holder will work on a BBSRC funded project entitled “Elucidation of the transcriptional programme of memory T cells by a systems approach.”

You must hold a BSc or MSc in a biological science (or related subject) and a PhD (or equivalent) in Immunology in a related subject. You must also have proven experience and skills in immunology. You must have knowledge and experience in multicolour flow cytometric analysis, cytokine and cell cycle analysis by flow Cytometry as well as cell sorting and primary culture of lymphocytes. Knowledge and experience in genotyping using conventional PCR, colony management, and quantitative RT-PCR including design of primers are also essential. In addition, you must have held a Home Office license, or an equivalent license, and have practical and theoretical knowledge of Home Office approved procedures. Experience in genomics, biochemistry, and molecular biology are desirable.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication are essential.  You must be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, form positive relationships with a wide range of people, organise and prioritise your own work with minimal supervision, in response to deadlines. The ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work is also essential.  

Any candidate who has not been awarded their PhD, will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range of £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

This is a full time, fixed-term appointment for up to 12 months with the possibility of an extension subject to availability of funding.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Masahiro Ono by email at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces – NS 2016 240 PB into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Department of Life Sciences (DoLS) Recruitment via email 

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