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Research Technician

Imperial College London - Department of Brain Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £29,270 to £32,080 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st July 2020
Closes: 31st August 2020
Job Ref: MED01953


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Job Description:

The Department of Brain Sciences is making a major investment in dementia research jointly with the UK Dementia Research Institute. The project “developing electrochemical biosensors to detect neurodegeneration biomarkers” led by Dr Bing Li will be based in the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Care Research and Technology Centre at Imperial. The Centre is led by Professor David Sharp in response to the Government’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia to find new ways to diagnose, treat, prevent and care for people with dementias, a group of neurodegenerative disorders which includes Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. The UK DRI intends to combine world-leading expertise across the spectrum of dementia research.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

This post will link into on-going research within the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Care Research and Technology Centre at Imperial. You will assist with developing non-invasive, cost effective electrochemical biosensors using nanomaterials for the detection of blood dementia biomarkers. 

Essential Requirements:

You should demonstrate enthusiasm and responsibility, excellent organisational skills and a willingness to work independently as well as part of a team. You will be adaptable and will be keen to learn new techniques and continue your professional development throughout the length of the contract. Proven skills or experience equivalent to those derived from holding a degree would be advantageous. 

Further Information:

This post is offered on a full time, fixed term basis available for 1 year.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

For research enquiries please contact Dr Bing Li at For all other enquiries, please contact Dawn Tharpe at

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.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Closing date: 31 August 2020

To apply, visit and search by the job reference MED01953.

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