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Research Assistant at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is delighted to offer a postdoctoral scholar position in bioinformatics. The funds for this position are available for 18 months. This position is closed on June 16, 2019.

The Prostate Cancer Research group, in the Division of Cancer, invite applications for a Research Assistant position from highly-motivated applicants with an enthusiastic interest in the roles of non-coding RNAs as biomarkers of DNA damage and therapeutic response in prostate cancer.

You would be joining a dynamic and expanding group, undertaking collaborative and multidisciplinary work with the aim of understanding and combating resistance to therapy in advanced prostate cancer. The role will involve liaison between laboratory and clinical teams. It will also involve extensive collaboration with the Institute of Cancer Research and will also other leading institutions in the UK and US, offering excellent opportunities to develop skills and networks.

The successful candidate will hold a First Class or an Upper Second Class degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in molecular/cell biology or immunology, or a closely-related discipline. A related MRes/MSc and publications in peer-reviewed journals are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a broad range of molecular and cell biology techniques, with skills in the following being particularly desirable: culture of primary human cells and cell lines, qRT-PCR, processing of biofluids and human tissue, small RNA functional assays, cell transfection and viral transduction, although full training will be given. Proficiency in basic bioinformatics and statistical operations is also advantageous. The candidate should be able to communicate effectively within a small research sub-team and have a positive outlook to motivate others to achieve project goals.

Please note this is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply.

This post is full time and fixed-term for 18 months.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Claire Fletcher – claire.fletcher07@imperial.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on the week beginning 24th June 2019.

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, seehttps://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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