Research Associate

Job summary

We wish to recruit two Research Associates to work in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.wigley), in the Section of Structural Biology, Department of Medicine, at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus. The successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary team of international researchers investigating the structures and mechanisms of chromatin modifying complexes in human DNA...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED00834
  • Date posted 18 January 2019
  • Closing date 24 February 2019

Job description

Job summary

We wish to recruit two Research Associates to work in the research group of Professor Dale Wigley (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/d.wigley), in the Section of Structural Biology, Department of Medicine, at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus.

The successful candidates 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. The successful candidates 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

The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform

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

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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.