Research Associate in Infectious Disease
Imperial College London Department of Infectious Disease
United Kingdom

Job summary

The Department of Infectious Disease is looking for a Research Associate to join their team here at Imperial College London. In this post, funded by Innovate UK, you will undertake a research programme, under the supervision of Professor Xiao-Ning Xu, to develop monoclonal antibodies against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) for an early diagnostic system on antimicrobial resistance.

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01900
  • Date posted 29 July 2020
  • Closing date 30 August 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location Chelsea and Westminster Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Infectious Disease
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Infectious Disease is looking for a Research Associate to join their team here at Imperial College London. In this post, funded by Innovate UK, you will undertake a research programme, under the supervision of Professor Xiao-Ning Xu, to develop monoclonal antibodies against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) for an early diagnostic system on antimicrobial resistance.

Duties and responsibilities

You will identify antibodies specific to CRE using a phage human antibody library and/or isolate memory B cells to generate human monoclonal antibodies to CRE by single B cell manipulation.

Essential requirements

You must have expertise on molecular biology and protein expression / purification, with experience (desirable) in monoclonal antibody / B cell technologies and deep knowledge in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Further information

The post is offered on a full time, fixed term for 6 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Brett Onslow b.onslow@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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