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Research Associate

Imperial College London

Location: London
Salary: £46,593 to £54,630 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2024
Closes: 24th June 2024
Job Ref: NAT01748
 

Location: South Kensington Campus

Job Summary 

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious Research Associate to join a team integrating biophysical approaches with the design and implementation of DNA nanostructures to investigate cellular mechanobiology, in the group of Dr Katelyn Spillane at the South Kensington Campus. 

This project seeks to develop accessible methods for cell biologists to measure forces transmitted by any receptor-ligand pair in any cell type using equipment widely available in biological laboratories. The project will rely on the control of DNA hybridisation to detect and amplify force signals at cellular interfaces, using light as a readout. The work will be done in collaboration with Dr Jonathan Bath (University of Oxford), who has expertise in designing, simulating, and constructing DNA-based devices. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for carrying out experimental research on the project using techniques including, but not limited to, fluorescence microscopy, molecular and cell biology, and design and coarse-grain modelling of DNA nanostructures. The candidate will also be required to analyse experimental data, write analysis programmes, and design new experimental techniques. 

You will actively participate in team meetings, project updates, and collaborative discussions both internally within the team and with external partners. You will be expected to present work through the writing of papers for publication and attendance and presentation at conferences. 

You will provide guidance and direction to undergraduate and postgraduate students, fostering a collaborative and productive research environment. 

Essential requirements

You should hold, or be near completion of, a PhD (or equivalent) in a Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or closely related scientific discipline and have a successful track record of academic publications commensurate with experience.

You should have a high level of expertise and skills in cell and molecular biology and cellular biophysics, and practical experience of working in a multi-disciplinary research environment with the ability to develop and apply new concepts, techniques, and methods.

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term position until 31 August 2025. 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.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Katelyn Spillane, k.spillane@imperial.ac.uk  

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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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Closing Date: 24/06/2024

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