Salary Details: £27,629 to £32,004 or £32,958 per Annum
Allowances: Plus £2,623 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full-time
We are seeking a full-time research assistant or research associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Franziska Denk at King’s College London from 1 September 2017. The laboratory seeks to explore the potential link between epigenetic mechanisms and the development of chronic pain. Does epigenetics make certain individuals more vulnerable to pain or prolong their pain? For this purpose, we use transgenic models and high-throughput molecular analyses, such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq, on sorted cell populations.
The successful applicant will work on a project which involves the study of enhancer function in both sensory neurons and microglia in the context of neuropathic pain. To be considered for this position as a Research Assistant, you need to have a degree (BSc, MSc) in neuroscience (or an equivalent subject) and previous hands-on experience managing transgenic colonies. As a Research Associate you will also need a PhD in Neuroscience or an equivalent subject or have submitted your thesis. Practical knowledge of some molecular biology skills (e.g., RNA extraction, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), library preparation) is also desirable.
You will be joining a large and multidisciplinary research community at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, where your research will benefit from the input of many supportive colleagues. Teamwork and good organizational skills will be essential.
The salary will be paid at Grade 5, £27,629 to £32,004 per annum (research assistant) or Grade 6, £32,958 per annum (research associate), depending on whether the applicant holds a PhD.
Either will receive £2,623 of London Allowance per annum.
This post will be fixed term for three years.
This is a full-time contract (35 hours per week).
The selection process will include a brief presentation, competency-based questions in a panel interview, and a practical assessment.
Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing 19 June 2017.
To apply for this role, register to download the specified application. Please add a brief cover letter highlighting why you would be a good candidate to join our team, as well as a one-page CV at the end of the form to create a single document for upload.
The deadline for applications is midnight on 31 May 2017.
Closing date: 31 May 2017