19 Sep

Research Associate Jobs Vacancy at Imperial College London London

Position
Research Associate
Company
Imperial College London
Location
London ENG
Opening
19 Sep, 2017 30 days ago

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Research Associate Jobs Vacancy at Imperial College London London Jobs Details:

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.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join a world-leading research group at the intersection of synthetic biology, genomics and the area-wide genetic control of harmful insects. You will join the laboratory of Dr. Nikolai Windbichler, based at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London (https:// www.windbichlerlab.org/)

Our goal is to develop innovative genetic approaches for the control of vectors of human diseases or insect agricultural pests threatening food production. Our research involves the use of cutting-edge molecular biology and genetics to understand and ultimately control harmful insects and we often employ Drosophila as a test bed for particular concepts. One current focus is on the engineering of synthetic genetic elements causing sex-ratio distortion or exhibiting “gene drive” and hence allow to control insect populations. This involves the use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing for the genetic manipulation of insects such as Aedes albopictus or Ceratitis capitata. The successful candidate will design synthetic DNA constructs and test their performance in transgenic insects. The role will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research as the project is part of a wider collaborative network.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Biology or a related subject. You must also have practical experience within a research environment, a high level of expertise and skills in molecular biology and genetics, and p roven experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. A demonstrable experience of working with fruit flies, mosquitoes or other insect models, knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures, and publications in relevant and refereed journals are essential.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication are essential. You must be a highly motivated individual, with the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and a creative and proactive approach to problem solving. You must be able to organise and prioritise your own work with minimal supervision and to independently drive forward your own research.

This is a full time, fixed-term position available for up to two years

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nikolai Windbichler: nikolai.windbichler@imperial.ac.uk

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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/

Closing Date

24 September 2017 (midnight BST)


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