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Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Imperial College London, UK is inviting applicants to apply for a postdoctoral associate position in molecular biology. Candidates are welcome before February 11, 2019.

We are looking for a Research Associate to provide support for the pre-clinical phase of a translational research programme aimed at assessing a lentiviral vector uniquely engineered for gene transfer to the lungs within the Gene Therapy Group at the National Heart and Lung Institute.

The research programme is led by Professors Eric Alton and Uta Griesenbach. The Gene Therapy Group is a multi-disciplinary research team and is part of the UK Gene Therapy Consortium.

In 2001, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium was formed to pool the expertise and resources of three major groups in the UK (Oxford and Edinburgh Universities and Imperial College), progressing from laboratory studies to the first demonstration that gene therapy can produce improvements in the lungs of CF patients in a Phase 2b clinical trial. This new project will bring together both the translational science and the teams' expertise in evaluating new therapeutics in clinical trials for the treatment of other lung conditions. Our aim is to rapidly translate our Lentiviral gene delivery platform for a portfolio of diseases. The funds supporting this research project are provided by The Wellcome Trust

You will contribute to setting up and validating assays and pre-clinical models used to assess gene transfer efficiency. You will also contribute to supervision of technicians and students, and participate in teaching related activities within College as well as identifying and developing suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data.

Other duties include but are not limited to; conduct data analysis, write reports for submission to research sponsors and direct the work of small research teams.

You should have a PhD in Molecular Biology or related discipline or equivalent research and have knowledge of gene therapy, vectorology and vector production. It is desirable that the postholder has practical experience in a broad range of laboratory techniques such as, quantitative PCR, vector production, in vitro and in vivo gene transfer, molecular biology, tissue culture and be computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses.

The post is Part-time (0.8 FTE) but full-time can be considered. This is fixed-term until 18-Feb-2020 (to be confirmed by HR) to provide maternity cover.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Uta Griesenbach – u.griesenbach@imperial.ac.uk


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