Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoctoral position in molecular biology. The funding allows successful candidates to work for 36 months in the first instance. Applicants should apply before November 20, 2018.

The maximum starting salary on appointment is 38,893 per annum.

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 Times Higher Education, scoring 100% on our environment.

A Research Associate position is available to join the laboratory of Dr Masahiro Ono in the Department of Life Sciences based at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London.

The research programme uses molecular immunology approaches to investigate the generation and functional maturation of regulatory T cells in vivo.

- To carry out cutting edge research in immunology, with a strong emphasis on molecular biology experiments.

- To employ advanced empirical, experimental and statistical tools.

- To acquire and interpret research data and take initiative in the planning of research

- To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings

- To present findings to colleagues and at conferences

- Function independently as a research scientist with the ability to take initiative.

- Supervise the work of undergraduate and postgraduate students

- Draft publications and prepare them for submission to refereed journals.

- A PhD (or equivalent) in immunology, preferably in molecular immunology or immunological genomics.

You must be able to demonstrate:

- Extensive experience in multicolour flow cytometric analysis.

- Expertise in in vivo immunology, ideally in the use of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) and/or adaptive transfer experiments

- Extensive experience in either molecular biology techniques (including Western blotting and Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)) and/or genomics techniques including RNA-seq

You must also be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- An ability to organise your own work with minimal supervision and in response to deadlines

- Creative and proactive approach to problem solving

- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be open minded and cooperative

Any candidate who has not been yet been awarded their PhD, will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380 – 35,061 per annum.

This is a full time, fixed term position for up to 36 months with a possibility of an extension subject to further funding.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Masahiro Ono via email at .

Should you have any queries about the application process, contact Peggy Baker by email at and refer to the job reference number NAT00296.

To apply, visit and search by the job reference NAT00296.

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

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.


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