Research Assistant at Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in molecular biology to join Imperial College London. Candidates are welcome before October 24, 2018.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here:

Applications are invited for a position as either a Research Associate in the group of Dr Ben Almquist (, working on a 'Blue Skies' EPSRC-funded project focusing on developing a new DNA nanotechnology-based approach for healing bones. This potentially transformative project is part of EPSRC's 'Engineering for a Prosperous Nation' initiative (press release: We seek a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to fill this post and compliment the team in place. The candidate should be in possession of a PhD (or equivalent) in biological/medical or physical sciences, or engineering, possessing a currently valid Home Office personal license, and significant experience with in vivo experimentation and histological processing/analysis, ideally in the area of bone repair.

You will have:
- PhD (or equivalent) in Bioengineering, Materials Science, Biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
- Currently valid Home Office Personal License
- Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
- Experience of dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients
- Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including in vivo surgical procedures and histological processing and analysis.
- Knowledge of bone biology/anatomy, molecular biology, and tissue repair.
- Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
- Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature
- Ability to develop and apply new concepts
- Creative approach to problem-solving
- Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people
- Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
- Advanced computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets and the Internet
- Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative
- Flexible attitude towards work
- Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times

You will be:- Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses.- Able to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to produce a high standard of work- Able to organise own work with minimal supervision- Able to prioritise own work in response to deadlines- Willing to undertake any necessary training for the role For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Ben Almquist at


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