Research Associate

Job summary

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment. Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the project is to investigate complement protection mechanisms. You will be involved in all aspects of the project,...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00732
  • Date posted 28 July 2020
  • Closing date 27 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the project is to investigate complement protection mechanisms. You will be involved in all aspects of the project, including cell culture, protein purification, biophysical, biochemical characterization and structural biology.

Duties and responsibilities


  • To perform research work that fulfils the requirements of the grant objective

  • To interpret and present research data and results

  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times

  • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences.

  • To write up the finding for submission to refereed journals

  • To take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research

Essential requirements

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or Structural Biology.

It is also essential that you have:

  • Experience of protein biochemistry.
  • Experience in structural biology.
  • Experience in cell biology.

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
  • A high level of motivation and a creative approach to problem-solving
  • The ability to work independently and show initiative with research.
  • The ability to follow protocols, learn new techniques in a precise and skilled manner
  • The ability to develop and apply new concepts
  • The ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines.

Further information

This is a fixed-term position available for up to 36 months based at the South Kensington Campus.

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

Informal enquires can be made directly to Dr. Doryen Bubeck, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences, at d.bubeck@imperial.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact recruitmenthub@imperial.ac.uk and refer the job reference number.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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/

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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.

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.