Research Associate

Job summary

We are recruiting for two Research Associates in the Section of Structural Biology at South Kensington in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley (https://www.structurebiomed.org/dale-wigley).

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01520
  • Date posted 28 January 2020
  • Closing date 27 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are recruiting for two Research Associates in the Section of Structural Biology at South Kensington in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley (https://www.structurebiomed.org/dale-wigley).

Duties and responsibilities

You will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of chromatin modifying complexes in human DNA damage repair and cancer. We combine structural biology techniques with biochemistry to understand molecular mechanisms for DNA repair that prevent cancer in humans. You will have proven expertise in either or both of these areas.

Essential requirements

You must hold a PhD, or equivalent, in biochemistry, enzymology or structural biology and have a demonstrated track record in conducting high quality original research. Knowledge at postgraduate level in structural biology (crystallography or electron microscopy) and/or biochemistry is essential and experience in expression/purification of multi-protein complexes in insect or human cells is desirable.

Further information

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Dale Wigley d.wigley@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477- £38,566 per annum.

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

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.

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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • 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.