Research Associate

Job summary

The Lloyd lab is recruiting for a Research Associate to study cellular-matrix interactions in severe asthma, using Omics technologies. In addition to this post, and as part of this project, we are also recruiting for a second Research Associate, please see job reference MED02199. The Lloyd Group is about to embark on a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02197
  • Date posted 16 March 2021
  • Closing date 18 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

The Lloyd lab is recruiting for a Research Associate to study cellular-matrix interactions in severe asthma, using Omics technologies.

In addition to this post, and as part of this project, we are also recruiting for a second Research Associate, please see job reference MED02199.

The Lloyd Group is about to embark on a multidisciplinary project funded by the Wellcome Trust to investigate the neuro-immune-stromal interactions in response to environmental change and how this drives allergic airway inflammation and remodelling.

We will use both patients, and neonatal/adult allergic airway mouse models, to determine immune-neuro interactions and asses their impact on disease progression, pathology and lung function (www.lloydlab.co.uk).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Immunology, or a related discipline, and be technically proficient in a range of laboratory skills, have the ambition and drive to succeed.

This post will provide the opportunity to develop and drive an independent research project as well as writing up work for presentation and publication. Therefore, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, have excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are essential.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Actively participate in the research programme of the Lloyd Group

  • Conduct and plan own scientific work

  • Identify and develop techniques, software, equipment for the collection and analysis of data

  • Assist in the supervision of students and research assistants

  • Publish in high quality journals and to present data at national and international meetings

Essential requirements


  • PhD in Immunology, Bioinformatics, or a closely related discipline (lung biology, data science, biostatistics) or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

  • Experience of RNAseq, NGS, or Omics’ technologies

  • Experience of analysing life sciences ‘big data’ -  such NGS data, ‘omics data and/or knowledge of public bioinformatics resources for biological data interrogation and interpretation.

  • Experience of using R and/or python code for bioinformatics data analysis of multiplex complex datasets. Knowledge of MATLAB or Perl

  • In vivo experience, preferably with PIL A,B and C.

  • Primary Cell culture

Further information

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

This is a full time, fixed term contract for 2 years based at the South Kensington Campus, London.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: 

Prof Clare Lloyd c.lloyd@imperial.ac.uk and/or Dr Laura Yates, Research Manager Lloyd Lab - l.yates@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
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

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