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Research Assistant

Imperial College London - Imperial College Memory Research Centre, Department of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £36,045 to £39,183 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th May 2021
Closes: 31st May 2021
Job Ref: MED02397

Salary: £36,045 - £39,183 per annum

Location: Hammersmith Campus (East Acton)

Job Summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the team at the Imperial College Memory Research Centre.

The research programme is led by Dr Paul Edison and focuses on Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other causes of dementia and cognitive impairment. We evaluate neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration using PET, MRI, and CSF markers. We heavily focus on basic and translational imaging using PET and MRI in humans and animal models of human disease physiology.

Duties and responsibilities

You will use high-throughput and targeted methods to investigate cell-type specific molecular mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis, and the effects of existing/new therapeutics on recovery of these mechanisms. You will apply cutting-edge MRI and PET to integrate molecular findings with imaging phenotypes.

Other duties include:

  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To direct the work of small research teams
  • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
  • To conduct data analysis
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times

Essential requirements

We are looking for an individual who has a postgraduate (MSc) degree in biomedical science or biomedical engineering. You will hold a Home Office personal licence for mouse work. You should have strong experience in mouse handling/phenotyping and be familiar with a wide range of cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Other essential requirements include:

  • Experience in working independently in a research lab
  • Experience in mouse handling/phenotyping/ physiology
  • Expertise in cell culture
  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

Further Information

The post is full-time and fixed term for 12 months, with the possibility of extension, and is based at Hammersmith Campus, East Acton.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

If you have any queries on this role please contact Dr Paul Edison ( for academic/project related queries or for non-academic enquiries contact Dawn Tharpe ( 

For technical issues applying contact

Closing date: 31st May 2021

To apply, visit and search by the job reference MED02397.

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