Research Associate/Senior Research Technician

King's College London - Cardiolgoy/School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences

The salary will be paid at Grade 5 (Senior Research Technician) £32,548 per annum; or Grade 6 (Research Associate) £33,518 - £35,550 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

Applications are invited for the position of a Research Technician or a Research Associate in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences. The post-holder should have significant previous laboratory research experience, including cell culture and transfection, quantitative PCR and immunoblotting. Additional experience in immunohistochemistry and in vivo work would be highly desirable. The project’s aim is to characterise the hexosamine biosynthesis pathway in pathological cardiac hypertrophy and determine how it is regulated. It will involve a range of molecular and cell biology techniques as well as integrative physiology using gene-modified models.

The project will provide additional opportunities to train in specialised techniques, and will involve the use of metabolomic and proteomic techniques, for which further training will be provided for interested candidates. The project will be supervised by Dr Adam Nabeebaccus (Academic Clinical Lecturer) within the group headed by Prof Ajay Shah. The group is located in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences at the James Black Centre, Denmark Hill Campus of King’s College London. We are part of the King’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence.

The selection process will include a presentation, and a panel interview.

 For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Adam Nabeebaccus (

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.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 3 January 2018

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