Research Associate in Molecular Biology

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Biological Sciences,Biology,Genetics,Molecular Biology and Biophysics

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Company: Imperial College London

Department: Department of Life Sciences

Salary: £36,800 to £44,220 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1307 9872283

Fax: +44-1387 2534240

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Salary: £36,800 - £44,220 per annum (Maximum starting salary £36,800 per annum)

South Kensington Campus

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 conduct a high-quality programme of research in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London.

The Crisanti Laboratory in the Faculty of Natural Sciences has pioneered the genetic manipulation of Anopheles mosquitoes and developed genetic vector control technologies to eliminate malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.

The successful candidate will contribute to a joint research effort by the laboratories of Professor Andrea Crisanti at Imperial College, Professor Keith Joung at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) and other collaborators towards the development of innovative approaches to enable temporal and spatial control of gene drive nucleases, tools for countering nuclease-based gene drives and novel strategies to surveil for their mutagenic activities and genome-wide off-target. The role will involve exchange and continuous communication with collaborators and funders.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or a related subject with a strong background in molecular, cell biology and genetics as well as a proven track record of high-impact publications. Experience in gene editing and familiarity with molecular approaches to population control of mosquito vectors of diseases is essential.  You must have knowledge of CRISPR-base mutagenesis and experience with molecular cloning. The ability to perform molecular biology techniques such as electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR, molecule blotting and probing, site-specific mutagenesis, bacteria and cell-lines transformations and proven ability with DNA cloning, is also required.

You must be a highly motivated, innovative and creative individual with demonstrable ability to develop and apply new concepts. You should have a collaborative and open-minded nature as required by the nature of the project along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position available for up to 19 months, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding.

Any candidate who has not been yet been awarded their PhD, will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Andrea Crisanti (via [email protected]) and Clelia Supparo ([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 NS 2017 165 PB including spaces into "Keywords").  Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact DoLS Recruitment by email: [email protected] to request an application form.

Closing date: 18 September 2017 (midnight BST)

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