Researcher in Infectious Disease
Imperial College London Department of Infectious Disease
United Kingdom

Job summary

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available within Prof Shattock’s team in the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College to work exclusively on the Innovative Training Network on Biomolecular Machines (BIOMOLMACS) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research (https://www.biomolmacs.com). You will be enrolled on 4- year structured PhD scheme. You may be required to self-fund after the initial 36 months for...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01759
  • Date posted 2 March 2020
  • Closing date 5 April 2020


Key information about the role

  •  
    Location St Mary's Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,718 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Infectious Disease
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher


Job description

Job summary

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available within Prof Shattock’s team in the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College to work exclusively on the Innovative Training Network on Biomolecular Machines (BIOMOLMACS) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research (https://www.biomolmacs.com). You will be enrolled on 4- year structured PhD scheme. You may be required to self-fund after the initial 36 months for successful completion of the PhD program at Imperial College London.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be involved in a 36-month project on the development of a self-amplifying RNA platform for efficient reprogramming of target cells. We will specifically design a library of nano-structured formulations to optimize the stability, uptake, location and duration of RNA expression. We will determine whether next- generation molecular machines can provide effective delivery of RNA biotherapeutics to specific cells and tissues in vitro and in vivo. This approach has potential to provide a highly cost-effective strategy for the clinical delivery of next generation RNA based vaccines and biotherapeutics.

Further information on the research interests of Prof. Robin Shattock can be found on the website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.shattock 

Essential requirements

You should hold at least a BSc or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Material Science, Chemistry or a related science discipline.  Experience in core molecular, immunological and biochemical techniques are desirable. The research project will cover each of these disciplines. Knowledge of at least three of the following: pharmaceutical formulation development, drug delivery, cell culture/molecular biology, nanotechnology, polymerisation techniques is highly desirable. You should also have excellent laboratory skills and organization, as detailed in the job description. Knowledge of word processing, data analysis, and data presentation software are also required. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see Imperial College London’s English Language Requirements. Please note that EU mobility rules apply for this position, which means you are not eligible to apply if you have been living in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Further information

This position is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 3 years.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Robin Shattock, r.shattock@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/


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