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Research Assistant

Imperial College London

Location: London
Salary: £40,694 to £43,888 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: MED04445
 

Location: Hammersmith Campus (East Acton) 

Job Summary 

We are looking for a motivated and talented Research Assistant to work in the Imperial Immunology Theme of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). 

The NIHR Imperial BRC supports research that translates scientific discoveries into new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies, benefitting patients and communities locally and internationally. The collaboration between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London provides research infrastructure across both organisations as well as funding specific projects and training schemes. As part of NIHR’s latest tranche of BRC funding, Imperial BRC has been awarded £95.3 million for 2022-2027 to continue its leading programme of translational research and represents the largest award from NIHR for this round of funding. The Immunology Theme is a component of the NIHR Imperial BRC. Our remit is the study chronic immune disorders with a significant health and economic burden due to the potential to cause organ failure, if not recognised early, and the requirement for complex immunosuppression protocols. The theme focuses on diseases relevant to our local population grouped into: (i) antibody-mediated disorders; (ii) thrombo-inflammation; (iii) glomerulonephritis and (iv) renal transplantation. We combine the world-leading immunology and inflammation expertise within our academic Centres for Inflammatory Disease and Haematology with the translational expertise of our multidisciplinary Clinical Centres. This supports our key aims: to ensure timely and accurate diagnosis; to fully optimise immunosuppression treatment; and to explore novel therapeutics. This position will provide research support on Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS). 

Duties and responsibilities 

As part of this role, you will provide technical support for the development of haematology tissue banks for the immunology theme for the BRC. This will involve (i) collecting blood samples from the ITP and APS haematology clinics; (ii) processing and storage of samples following standard operating procedures; (iii) updating clinical databases to maintain accurate and timely phenotyping of research samples; and (iv) supervisory responsibility for aspects of day-to-day co-ordination, running and maintenance of the Immunology Theme projects. You must be organised, highly self-motivated and have excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills. You will need to manage their time and performance, and must be strongly proactive, knowledgeable and able to solve complex problems.

Essential requirements

You should have a Masters in Biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience. It is essential that you can work independently and collaboratively and have knowledge of research databases and clinical sample collection and storage.

Further Information

This is a full-time, fixed-term role, until 31 March 2026. It is based at Imperial’s Hammersmith Campus in East Acton.

For further information please contact: Prof Nichola Cooper (n.cooper@imperial.ac.uk)

To be considered please complete an online application.

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

Closing date: 13/03/2024

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