Research Associate, Cardiovascular Sciences

London (Greater) (GB)
£38,304 - £39,345 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in Prof. Kinya Otsu’s research group in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences at King's College London. The postholder will focus on mechanisms of development of heart failure. We are utilizing integrated research approach including genetically engineered disease models, miniaturized physiological technology and a range of molecular and cell biological techniques and investigating the relationship among cell death including autophagy, inflammation and mitochondrial dynamics. Minimum qualifications are PhD and/or MD with strong expertise in cardiac physiology including echocardiography. Excellent publication history is required.

Candidates should be highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills, and have the ability to work independently. The fellow will have the opportunity to write and publish results of research studies in high impact score peer-reviewed journals and report research results at national and international conferences. A contribution to undergraduate/postgraduate education will be part of the job, at an appropriate level as determined by the Head of School.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and undertake research of high quality consistent with making a full active research contribution in line Department/Division/School research strategy
  • Manage specific pieces of activity to an agreed timeline and within a specific budget including literature reviews, data collection and analysis, report writing.
  • Attend and, as appropriate, present research findings and papers at internal academic meetings and external professional conferences, and to contribute to the internal and external visibility of the department.
  • Work as a conscientious and committed member of the team in order to achieve the aims of the projects and the primary care group.
  • Facilitate collaboration and networking which engages and supports the activities of Prof Otsu.
  • Participate in educational activities as appropriate to the stage of your career.
  • Undertake such specific departmental roles and functions as may be reasonably required.
  • To be committed to your own personal career development.
  • Liaise with the administrative team for the support of the project
  • Contribute to publications arising from this project
  • Play a key role in the coordination of the design, testing and implementation of the range of qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments required in the evaluation of the study intervention
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be relevant to the role outline.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months

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

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