Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Bioengineering

Salary Range:

Research Associate: £36,800 – £44,220 per annum*

(Maximum salary on appointment will be £37,760 per annum)

Full-time, fixed-funded for up to 5 years

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, including the Department of Bioengineering. The Department has consistently been awarded exceptional research ratings, including in the most recent REF assessment (2014), in which 95% our returned research was judged world-leading and internationally excellent. Find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/.

The laboratory of Professor James Moore in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is looking for a Research Associate to work on an exciting new project on chemokine mass transport in the lymphatic system. This project aims to develop a quantitative knowledge base of chemokine gradient regulation using integrated experimental and modelling approaches. The potential impacts of this work include (i) a more integrated understanding of immune function, (ii) subsequent immune system modulation for improved vaccination, and therapies for diseases with key immune cell contributions, such as asthma, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmunity.

The research, funded by a five-year Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust, includes a combination of experimental and computational modelling, with the Research Associate performing the microchannel experiments assessing chemokine-ECM and leukocyte migration behaviours to inform and validate the models. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in biomedical engineering or a closely related field as well as excellent communication skills. Experience with the lymphatic system and/or with computational modelling and/or microfluidics is also desirable.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Moore at james.moore.jr@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/  (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 EN20170248FH. Further information is also available on the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Melanie Albright at m.albright@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 5 September 2017 (midnight BST)

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