Research Assistant

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Company: Imperial College London

Department: Infectious Diseases and Immunity/Infectious Diseases/Medicine

Salary: £32,380 to £34,040 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1239 6669219

Fax: +44-1562 4281616

E-mail: N\A


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Campus: Hammersmith Campus

A Research Assistant will be recruited to join the research group of Dr Angela Brueggemann to work on a project related to understanding the prevalence, diversity and therapeutic potential of bacteriocins among pneumococci that were recovered from young children. The successful candidate will share the responsibility (with one experienced doctoral student) for the culture, identification and extraction of DNA from ~3500 bacterial samples for the purposes of whole genome sequencing. The person appointed to this post will be experienced in the laboratory skills required for the culture and identification of common bacteria, e.g. Streptococcus, Haemophilus and Staphylococcus species. 

S/he will have experience in high-throughput sample processing (i.e. hundreds or thousands of samples) and automated or semi-automated DNA extractions. S/he will also have experience in populating and maintaining databases to store and manage the data associated with each bacterial sample. The appointee will ideally be skilled at using standard bioinformatics tool to analyse sequence data, although these skills may be learned as part of this appointment.  S/he will have experience writing up clear, accurate and high-quality data summaries for research group use.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator of the research findings at local, national and international meetings. Sharing of his/her knowledge and expertise with other research group members is expected and will contribute to the development of the candidate’s teaching and training experience. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate who desires to work on a cutting-edge project with a view to strengthening his/her skills in microbiology and genomics.

This post is funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award held by Dr Brueggemann. The post is full time for two years.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Angela Brueggemann ([email protected]).

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces – HM2017141 into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Closing date: Sunday 1 October 2017 (Midnight BST)

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