Research Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Grade 5, £29,176 - £30,942 per annum, plus £3,500 per annum London Allowance.
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are looking for a Research Assistant with a keen interest in RNA biology, viral biology, asthma and computational biology. You will have an MSc in a related discipline. You will also have knowledge and a keen interest in RNA processing, particularly RNA decay and/or RNA binding proteins. Bioinformatics skills will be an advantage for this role. This project centers on understanding RNA regulatory mechanisms underpinning infection. Our lab centers in understanding molecular mechanisms regulating innate immunity at the post-transcriptional level and their links with asthma disease.

You will be expected to engage in lab activities (lab meetings, general lab housekeeping), conduct and analyze your experiments, keep up to date with scientific literature in the field, lead your project, write manuscripts, present at national and international conferences and collaborate with others. You will also be expected to help co-supervise students in the lab. We are looking for someone that can be independent as well as engaged in our group and participate in our discussions.

The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation, an assessment and a panel interview. 

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 15 - 18 November 2019

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role you are encouraged to contact Dr Rocio T. Martinez-Nunez,, +44(0)2071880595

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