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Position: Research Associate
Institution: Imperial College London
Department: Department of Bioengineering
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The research associate will continue work developing tools for yeast synthetic biology focused towards engineering multi-cellular behaviours
Requirements: You must have a PhD ( or equivalent) in synthetic biology (or equivalent) for appointment at Research Associate level. You will have previous experience within a research environment and/or publication in relevant and refereed journals, and practical experience in yeast genome engineering, yeast Golden Gate assembly, synthetic transcription factors and engineered GPCR signalling. PhD (or equivalent) in synthetic biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience. Practical experience within a research environment and/or publication in relevant and refereed journals. Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including culturing and cloning of microbes, aseptic techniques, in vitro DNA methods. Knowledge of microbial synthetic biology, biological polymers. Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures. Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature. Ability to develop and apply new concepts. Creative approach to problem-solving. Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people. Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication. Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision. Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines. Advanced computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets and the Internet. Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative. Flexible attitude towards work. Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times. Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role. Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses
   
Text: Research Associate Apply now Save this job Job summary Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are... Job listing information Reference ENG00720 Date posted 5 February 2019 Closing date 19 February 2019 Key information about the role Location South Kensington Campus (map) Position type Full time, fixed term Salary £37,904 - £43,198 plus benefits Department Department of Bioengineering Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher Job description Job summary Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/. The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is leading the bioengineering agenda both nationally and internationally, advancing the frontiers of our knowledge in the discipline’s three main areas: 1. Biomedical Engineering: Developing devices, techniques and interventions for human health. 2. Biological Engineering: Solving problems related to the life sciences and their applications for health. 3. Biomimetics: Using the structures and functions of living organisms as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines. Duties and responsibilities We are seeking to employ a researcher for an initial 12-month contract to work in the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology in the research group of Dr Tom Ellis. The research associate will continue work developing tools for yeast synthetic biology focused towards engineering multi-cellular behaviours. Essential requirements You must have a PhD ( or equivalent) in synthetic biology (or equivalent) for appointment at Research Associate level. You will have previous experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals, and practical experience in yeast genome engineering, yeast Golden Gate assembly, synthetic transcription factors and engineered GPCR signalling. You will have: • PhD (or equivalent) in synthetic biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience. • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including culturing and cloning of microbes, aseptic techniques, in vitro DNA methods • Knowledge of microbial synthetic biology, biological polymers • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures • Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature • Ability to develop and apply new concepts • Creative approach to problem-solving • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication • Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines • Advanced computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets and the Internet • Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative • Flexible attitude towards work • Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times • Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role You will be: • Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses. Further information *Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 to £35,061 per annum. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Tom Ellis at t.ellis@imperial.ac.uk Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and enter the job title or vacancy reference number into search bar. Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number ENG00720. Further information is also available on the job description. Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Ms Jo Adam at i.adam@imperial.ac.uk Closing Date: 2 weeks from date of placement Imperial Managers lead by example. 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 Documents Job-Description-and-Person-Specification.pdf About Imperial College London Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City. We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society - and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. Additional information Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams Consider the thoughts and expectations of others Deliver positive outcomes Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination Develop and grow skills and expertise Work in a planned and managed way In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations . Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.
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