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Research Associate

Imperial College London - National Heart & Lung Institute

Location: London
Salary: £40,215 to £41,938 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2020
Closes: 16th February 2020
Job Ref: MED01661

Job Summary

The National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to work in the Section of Airway Disease. The post holder will work under the supervision of Prof Fan Chung and Dr Pankaj Bhavsar within a large multidisciplinary group focusing on airway dysfunction and inflammation in severe asthma. 

MRC-funded grant on ‘PRISM: Molecular phenotyping of patients with severe asthma to determine response to biologic therapies and stability’. The vision of the PRISM consortium, led by Prof Chung, is to introduce precision medicine to severe asthma by taking advantage of the great strides made in the molecular phenotyping of asthma by several consortia including U-BIOPRED that has taken a systems approach to describe the finger-prints (single-omics) and hand-prints (multi-omics) of severe asthma.

Duties and responsibilities

You will contribute to the smooth running of laboratories facilities with other scientists, clinicians, technicians and students within the laboratories. You will write reports for submission to research sponsors. You will also contribute actively in the management and maintenance of the laboratory facilities and research databases. You will also participate in Group research meetings, internal seminars Face-to Face and TC meetings.

Please see the full Job Description for more details on duties and responsibilities.

Essential requirements

This is an excellent opportunity for a post-doctoral scientist to work within a well-funded world class 5* (RAE) department. You will be a highly motivated individual, with a background in biochemistry, cell biology or a related biological science. Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills and a creative approach to problem solving, together with the ability to work under pressure while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.  

Further Information

This post is full-time and fixed term for up to 2 years and nine months and you will be based at the Royal Brompton campus.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Fan Chung via

For technical issues when applying online please email

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

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