Research Associate

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to undertake high quality research into the human embryonic stem cell derivatives for vascular grafts. The Group are committed to the study of stem cell biology and cardiovascular regenerative medicine, linking basic biological advances to the clinic. This post is funded by the Medical Research Council, and is part of a project grant awarded to Dr Foldes and Professor Harding at the...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED00584
  • Date posted 20 June 2018
  • Closing date 29 July 2018

Job description

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to undertake high quality research into the human embryonic stem cell derivatives for vascular grafts. The Group are committed to the study of stem cell biology and cardiovascular regenerative medicine, linking basic biological advances to the clinic.

This post is funded by the Medical Research Council, and is part of a project grant awarded to Dr Foldes and Professor Harding at the National Heart and Lung Institute. The post is based at Imperial College, Hammersmith Campus.

Duties and responsibilities

The emphasis of the role involves culture and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and functional characterisation and 3D manipulation of hESC-derived endothelial cells.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD degree in Biological Sciences, ideally in Cellular Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Medical Technology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent industrial or commercial experience. You should have in depth knowledge of cell culture and manipulation, ideally pluripotent stem cell culture, and will be familiar with wet-lab based approaches and techniques, especially stem and cardiovascular cell biology, and have a track record of independent bio-research. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are essential. You will have the ability to work autonomously and take responsibility in solving problems using innovative and flexible thinking. You should integrate with the group with a cooperative, enthusiastic and flexible approach.

Further information

This post is full-time and fixed-term for a period of two years in the first instance.

Salary: £36,800 per annum

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Gabor Foldes, g.foldes@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.