Back to search results

Research Associate

Imperial College London - Infectious Disease Department

Location: London
Salary: £45,593 to £53,630 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st February 2024
Closes: 1st March 2024
Job Ref: MED04347
 

Location: South Kensington Campus

Job Summary

This post is based in the Department of Infectious Disease in South Kensington. The post will be jointly supervised between Dr Aran Singanayagam, Dr Anand Shah and Professor Sebastian Johnston. This is a 2-year post funded by the MRC to study mechanisms of susceptibility to respiratory viral infection in the chronic respiratory condition bronchiectasis.

We are aiming to recruit an enthusiastic, and motivated postdoctoral research associate with an interest in host-pathogen interactions, who wishes to expand their research portfolio. You will join an exciting multidisciplinary group with expertise in immunology and molecular microbiology. The post holder will be required to work both individually and as a team and may be required to teach more junior members of the laboratory. You should integrate with the group with a cooperative, enthusiastic and flexible approach.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To direct the work of small research teams
  • To conduct data analysis
  • To write reports for submission to research sponsors
  • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences

Please see Job description for full list

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in immunology or equivalent vocational qualification
  • Work independently and be competent in general lab techniques, including cell culture, qPCR, ELISA, WB, bioinformatics and data analysis.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Prior experience in epithelial cell culture including air-liquid interface and/or pulmonary organoid models
  • Prior experience in analysis of large sequencing datasets (e.g. bulk RNA-seq) with associated competence in using R or similar analysis packages.

Selected papers from the lab

Almond M, Farne H, K, Jackson MM, Jha A, Katsoulis O (et al)…Johnston SL, Singanayagam A. Obesity dysregulates the pulmonary antiviral immune response. Nature Communications 2023. 14: 6607.

George PM, Reed A, Desai S, Devaraj A, Faiez TS, (et al)…Shah A, Singanayagam A. A persistent neutrophil-associated immune signature characterises post-COVID19 pulmonary sequelae. Science Translational Medicine. 2022; 14: 671

Singanayagam A, Foottit J, Marcyzynski M, Radicioni G, Cross MT et al. Airway mucins promote immunopathology in virus-exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Clin Invest 2022; 132: e120901.

Kamal F, Kumar S, Edwards MR, Veselkov K, Belluomo I, (et al.)….Singanayagam A, Hanna GB*. Virus-induced volatile organic compounds are detectable in exhaled breath during pulmonary infection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2021. 204: 1075-85.

Finney L, Glanville N, Farne H, Aniscenko J, Fenwick P, (et al.)…Johnston SL, Singanayagam A. Inhaled corticosteroids downregulate the SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 in COPD through suppression of type I interferon. J Allerg Clin Immunol 2021; 147: 510-19.

Further Information

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £40,694 - £43,888 per annum.

For technical issues when applying online please email sjobs@ic.ac.uk

There is no option for hybrid working.

Willingness to work out of normal working hours (including weekends) if the requirements of the project demand is expected.

Must be able to start between April-July 2024.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Aran Singanayagam a.singanayagam@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 01/03/2024

Apply online via the above ‘Apply’ button.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs from Imperial College London

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge