Research Associate in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Science

London (Greater)
06 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The King’s College London British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence is designed to nurture interdisciplinary collaborations and bench-to-bedside projects in cardiovascular research. The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences is a core constituent of the BHF Centre where the cardiovascular proteomics group is led by Prof. Manuel Mayr. The cardiovascular proteomics research group ( has the latest mass spectrometry equipment, established computational infrastructure and high experience in proteomics and multi-omics research projects.  


We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our collaborative team of research and clinician scientists interested in cardiovascular disease. The post holder will be working towards the overall objectives of the cardiovascular proteomics research group headed by Prof. Mayr. We are looking for an experienced researcher with a biomedical background in cardiovascular science who will pursue collaborative international research with a project focus on harnessing proteomics data of clinical cohorts and providing expertise in molecular biology techniques. Prof. Mayr’s team has a strong clinical-translational focus and state-of-the-art proteomics equipment dedicated to cardiovascular research. The topic is not more predefined other than that the candidate needs to have the ability to conduct excellent science and keen to take advantage of biomedical mass spectrometry data for their research. 


For examples, see the following PubMed IDs:   28319050,   34099652,   33340009,   29030347,   34806902,   34601896,   33149301

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months, with a possibility to extend after positive evaluation. 

This is a full-time post.


Key responsibilities


  • Develop and undertake research of high quality consistent with making a full active research contribution in line Department/Division/School research strategy 
  • Develop and undertake research projects related to cardiovascular diseases
  • 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 the group
  • Participate in educational activities as appropriate to the stage of your career
  • Participate in the supervision and mentoring of students with projects related to the applicant’s expertise
  • 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


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  


Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria 

  1. PhD awarded in Biological Sciences or PhD in Biological Sciences near completion  
  2. Molecular Biology skills 
  3. Knowledge in cardiovascular biology  
  4. Experience in studying cardiac and/or vascular cell types 
  5. Experience in cell culture of primary cells and cell lines 
  6. Experience in isolation of primary cardiac/vascular cells 
  7. Experience in fluorescence and confocal microscopy 
  8. Experience in basic biochemical/cellular/molecular techniques 
  9. Able to interact effectively within a research team and excellent interpersonal skills 
  10. Excellent verbal and written communication skills evidenced by oral/poster conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications 
  11. Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and prioritise competing demands on time 


Desirable criteria 


  1. Experience with in vitro and in vivo models of cardiovascular disease 
  2. Basic experience in –omics analysis

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