Research Assistant/Associate

Job summary

Applications are welcomed for a Research Associate role in the Immunotherapy Section of the Karadimitris Lab, to carry out research in the Centre for Haematology at Imperial College London. This is a two-year post with the prospect of a further one-year extension, subject to funding. The post is funded by the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre to develop iNKT cell-based immunotherapeutic approaches for multiple myeloma, an incurable...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED00795
  • Date posted 28 September 2018
  • Closing date 14 October 2018

Job description

Job summary

Applications are welcomed for a Research Associate role in the Immunotherapy Section of the Karadimitris Lab, to carry out research in the Centre for Haematology at Imperial College London. This is a two-year post with the prospect of a further one-year extension, subject to funding. The post is funded by the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre to develop iNKT cell-based immunotherapeutic approaches for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.

The project is led by Professor Tassos Karadimitris You will join a group of 2-3 post-docs working on the development and validation of novel, including chimaeric, antigen receptor-based approaches for cancer and chronic viral infections.


You should hold a MSc/MRes/PhD, or equivalent, in immunology or similar discipline. Experience and skills in cellular and molecular immunology and relevant techniques are essential, including in the field of chimaeric antigen receptor (CAR) design, CAR-T cell manufacturing processes as well as in CAR-relevant in vitro and in vivo assays You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to solve problems, and the ability to work both on your own initiative and as a member of a team.


This is a full-time, fixed-term post for two years.

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.