Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Life Sciences Faculty of Natural Sciences

Salary Range: £36,800 to £44,220 per annum (Maximum starting salary £38,730 per annum)

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.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position funded by a Global Challenges Research Fund Grant titled Establishment of biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine production capacity in Thailand and neighbouring South East Asian Countries.

The post is funded by a GCRF grant titled Establishment of biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine production capacity in Thailand and neighbouring South East Asian countries. Therefore, this Imperial based position will also be a member of a larger international research consortium consisting also of UCL, LSHTM, scientists from The National Biopharmaceutical Facility (NBF) in Thailand and being led by the University of Kent.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • To undertake glycomic, proteomic projects to characterise the biopharmaceuticals produced by the research consortium.
  • To be facilitate knowledge exchange, technology transfer and training with The National Biopharmaceutical Facility (NBF) in Thailand. Including annual visits to Thailand.
  • To take initiatives in the planning of research, keep accurate records of experimental data and ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times.
  • To conduct data analysis.
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times.
  • To provide guidance to staff and students.
  • To undertake instruction of PhD students as agreed.
  • To take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research.

You must have

  • A PhD(or equivalent) in the biological sciences or chemistry
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: Biopolymer mass spectrometric analysis, glycobiology or bioanalitics for regulatory approval.
  • Knowledge of Biopolymer mass spectrometric analysis such as proteomics
  • Knowledge of Glycobiology and Biopharmaceutical
  • Knowledge of Bioanalytics for regulatory approval

You must have

  • Proven ability in laboratory research as evidenced through publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results clearly and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and work well as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work and collaborate within a multidisciplinary research team
  • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment available for up to 48 months, based at the South Kensington Campus.

*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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Stuart Haslam:

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Laila Pastor at

Closing date: 25 April 2018 (Midnight BST)

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