Research Assistant

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the team at the Imperial College Memory Research Centre. The research programme is led by Dr Paul Edison and focuses on Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other causes of dementia and cognitive impairment. We evaluate neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration using PET, MRI, and CSF markers. We heavily focus on basic and translational imaging using PET and MRI in humans and animal...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02397
  • Date posted 20 April 2021
  • Closing date 15 June 2021

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the team at the Imperial College Memory Research Centre.

The research programme is led by Dr Paul Edison and focuses on Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other causes of dementia and cognitive impairment. We evaluate neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration using PET, MRI, and CSF markers. We heavily focus on basic and translational imaging using PET and MRI in humans and animal models of human disease physiology.

Duties and responsibilities

You will use high-throughput and targeted methods to investigate cell-type specific molecular mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis, and the effects of existing/new therapeutics on recovery of these mechanisms. You will apply cutting-edge MRI and PET to integrate molecular findings with imaging phenotypes.

Other duties include:

  • To take initiatives in the planning of research
  • To direct the work of small research teams
  • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
  • To conduct data analysis
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times

Essential requirements

We are looking for an individual who has a postgraduate (MSc) degree in biomedical science or biomedical engineering. You will hold a Home Office personal licence for mouse work. You should have strong experience in mouse handling/phenotyping and be familiar with a wide range of cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Other essential requirements include:

  • Experience in working independently in a research lab
  • Experience in mouse handling/phenotyping/ physiology
  • Expertise in cell culture
  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

Further information

The post is full-time and fixed term until 31 March 2022 and is based at Hammersmith Campus, East Acton.

If you have any queries on this role please contact Dr Paul Edison (paul.edison@imperial.ac.uk) for academic/project related queries or for non-academic enquiries contact Dawn Tharpe (d.tharpe@imperial.ac.uk). 

 

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/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/  

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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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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