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Research Assistant in Neuroimmunology at King’s College London

19 June 2023

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King’s College London is seeking a research assistant to join the laboratory of Franziska Denk.

As a successful candidate, you would join a large Wellcome Trust funded collaborative project to study persistent pain in inflammatory arthritis, also involving the laboratory of Leonie Taams at King’s College London, as well as research groups at the University of Oxford. You would work on the preclinical side of this translational research program, studying fibroblast-neuron interactions using mouse and human cellular models of arthritis.

You should have experience with general lab and mouse colony management, including genotyping. Experience with maintaining human cell lines would also be desirable. Finally, good interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

Our team is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive research environment. If you are part of a community that is historically under-represented in academic laboratory science – please be encouraged to apply.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 29-Aug-2026

This is a full-time post – 100% full-time equivalent.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the laboratory’s mouse colonies
  • Be in charge of laboratory organization, including management of stocks and records, and looking after communal equipment and facilities.
  • Support various research projects that are ongoing in the laboratory by carrying out scientific experiments
  • Be actively involved in supervising and training of undergraduate in lab projects within the group/team

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Experience with mouse genotyping
  2. Excellent organizational skills
  3. Conscientious at record keeping
  4. Good time management skills
  5. Good interpersonal skills, enabling you to work within our friendly and welcoming team

Desirable criteria

  1. UK Home Office Personal Licence
  2. Experience with maintaining human cell lines.

Further information

Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to take part in an interview process, that will take place in person or online, depending on geographical restrictions. We anticipate interviews to be scheduled in early August, with the job to start between August 30 and September 4.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

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