Post-doctoral Research Associate

King's College London - Genetics and Molecular Medicine

The salary will be paid at Grade 6 £33,518 to 34,520 per annum, plus 2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be available for 12 months in the first instance

This is a Full Time post – 100 % full time equivalent (but requests for flexible working will be considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine to work on a project investigating the molecular pathogenesis of pustular psoriasis. This is a disabling skin disorder that is poorly understood at the genetic level and difficult to treat in the clinic. The study, which is led by Dr Francesca Capon and Prof Catherine Smith, will seek to improve our understanding of disease pathogenesis by integrating whole-exome sequencing and RNA-seq experiments with in-vitro and ex-vivo assays. The post-holder will join a multidisciplinary team including basic scientists, data analysts and clinicians. He/she will drive the analysis of RNA-seq and exome sequence data, while also contributing to the design and execution of follow-up experiments. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or will shortly be assessed for a PhD - see note below) in a relevant discipline and will have solid expertise in next-generation sequencing data analysis.

Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have recently submitted or passed their viva and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. Should the successful candidate be awaiting the award of his or her PhD, the appointment will be made at Grade 5, point 30 (currently £32,004 per annum) with the title of Research Assistant until confirmation of the award of their PhD has been received. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6, spine point 31 (currently £32,958 per annum). The post is open to EU/EEA nationals, but not to non-EEA nationals who require a certificate of sponsorship.

The selection process will include a panel interview (scheduled for Mon 2nd Oct) and a presentation

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form. If you have questions about this role, please contact: Francesca Capon, Email:

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