Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Endometrial Cancer

Job summary

We are looking for a talented Research Associate, hungry to expand on their research experience, to join the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. This is an opportunity to drive an exciting, transatlantic collaborative project the aim of which is to develop new diagnostic strategies for endometrial cancer. You will be exploiting our knowledge of patient pathway in diagnosis of endometrial cancer and aiming to improve...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01716
  • Date posted 15 October 2020
  • Closing date 1 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for a talented Research Associate, hungry to expand on their research experience, to join the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. This is an opportunity to drive an exciting, transatlantic collaborative project the aim of which is to develop new diagnostic strategies for endometrial cancer. You will be exploiting our knowledge of patient pathway in diagnosis of endometrial cancer and aiming to improve this using novel technologies. Ultimately, the aim is to improve prospects for women with abnormal bleeding and improve speed and accuracy of diagnosis. We will use our knowledge of the iKnife (REIMS) to carry out real time and fast diagnosis of endometrial cancer. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a keen interest in translational cancer research. You will be working within a stimulating and diverse team; the role is based in London (Imperial College) but involves collaboration with other Imperial and potentially UK centres.

Duties and responsibilities

We are looking for someone who is keen to use, and expand on their research experience and skills, willing to learn and optimise new techniques and to enhance our friendly and expanding, multidisciplinary team. You will take initiative in the careful planning of research to drive the project, identifying, developing and implementing suitable experimental protocols, utilising expertise from key collaborators as appropriate. You will actively and enthusiastically participate in the research programme of the team, in a collaborative manner. You will maintain highly organised and accurate research records and use these to write reports for submission to research sponsors and for publication in high-quality journals, You will also present findings to colleagues and at national and international conferences. More detailed information on duties and responsibilities is available on application.

Essential requirements

Your proficiency in a wide range of biological techniques, backed by a PhD in molecular/cell biology, or a closely related discipline, is essential to this role. You should be comfortable working with large datasets and have at least basic knowledge of diagnostic test accuracy analysis. Knowledge of mass spectrometry, and if possible, experience of using REIMS or DESI is desirable. You will be knowledgeable, curious and passionate about cancer biology and will have a desire to broaden your skills portfolio by using your initiative to pursue opportunities which arise in the role. You should provide evidence of being able to work independently and as a part of a team, in particular liaising with clinicians and working in a clinical environment.

Further information

The post is full-time, fixed term for 1 year. Our lab is located in the bustling White City area, where Imperial College London is rapidly expanding; for example, recently the Chemistry department with whom the Bevan lab has close ties has moved to this area, it also encompasses many innovative projects such as the Invention Rooms, Hackspace and several start-up companies. The successful candidates will have access to Imperial College Benefits including the unique and award-winning Post-Doctoral training centre. Interested candidates will have to complete an online application to be considered for the post.

Please note that the starting salary for this role will only be up to £40,215.

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

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Prof. Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami s.ghaem-maghami@imperial.ac.uk

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

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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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  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
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