Research Associate

King's College London - Genetics and Molecular Medicine

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

This post will be Fixed Term for 12 months

This is a Full Time post – 100% full time equivalent

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics to work on a project investigating metabolic programming as a way to alter the epigenome of pluripotent stem cells and thereby manipulate their differentiation potential for use in regenerative medicine. The project will utilise existing human and mouse pluripotent stem cells to investigate novel metabolic regulatory pathways. You will drive research in this exciting new area that combines classical metabolic research with epigenetic gene control and stem cell biology, by refining existing and developing new methodologies for the discovery of novel mechanisms of epigenome regulation. The successful applicant will be part of the research team of Dr. Ferdinand von Meyenn, to whom informal enquiries should be addressed. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently and will have solid expertise in molecular biology, cell culture based work and ideally in epigenetics and next-generation sequencing data analysis.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be awaiting the award of their PhD) in a biomedical discipline relevant to the project. 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 £32,548 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 £33,518 per annum). The salary range for those candidates with a PhD, and experience post PhD, is £33,518 - £34,520 per annum plus £2,923 London Weighting per annum.

The selection process will include an interview

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Ferdinand von Meyenn (

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 1 April 2018

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