Research Associate

Job summary

You will work in the team led by Dr Masahiro Ono and will focus mainly upon investigation of mechanisms for T cell immunity to COVID-19. The main techniques used by you are in vivo and in vitro immunological analysis methods.  In addition, you will be engaged in animal handling and colony maintenance, and training of PhD / Master’s students.  

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00911
  • Date posted 7 June 2021
  • Closing date 21 June 2021

Job description

Job summary

You will work in the team led by Dr Masahiro Ono and will focus mainly upon investigation of mechanisms for T cell immunity to COVID-19. The main techniques used by you are in vivo and in vitro immunological analysis methods.  In addition, you will be engaged in animal handling and colony maintenance, and training of PhD / Master’s students.  

Duties and responsibilities

Key duties will include:

 

  • Actively plan experiments and produce primary research reports to be submitted to reputable journals
  • Actively cooperate and collaborate with other lab members for team working
  • Produce data and figures for research grant submissions upon request by PI
  • Animal handling (Subcutaneous and i.p. injections, genotyping, maintenance of colonies, genotyping)
  • Cell sorting and analysis using multicolour flow cytometry (using surface, intracellular and tetramer staining

Essential requirements

Essential requirements include:

 

  • Research Associate: PhD (or equivalent) in immunology or a similar subject
  • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in immunology or a similar subject
  • Experience of adoptive transfer experiments
  • Experience of COVID-19 protein immunisation model (mouse)
  • Knowledge of regulatory T-cells
  • Knowledge of peripheral induction of Foxp3
  • Knowledge of infection immunity

Further information

The post will be full-time and fixed term, 31 January 2022 and based at South Kensington Campus.

 

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

For enquiries please contact – Dr Masahiro Ono: m.ono@imperial.ac.uk

 

 

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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About Imperial College London

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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.

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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.

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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