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Job id: 090553. Salary: £43,205 - £44,347 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 04 June 2024. Closing date: 01 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: SCMMS Guys.

Contact details: Dr Aileen King.

Location: Guy’s Campus. Category: Research.

About us

The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences (SCMMS), is one of six schools that make up the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine (FoLSM) at King College London. The School drives translation of world-leading basic science into advances in clinical practices.  The Section on Diabetes & Obesity is based at the Guy’s Campus.

About the role

Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Diabetes at King’s College London in the laboratory of Dr. Aileen King. The project will focus on understanding sex differences in a mouse model of beta cell endoplasmic reticulum stress. The post holder will use a wide range of in vitro and in vivo techniques including small animal surgery. The candidate should either have prior experience of rodent islet isolation and functional assessment of islets OR should have experience in small animal surgery. They should also have expertise in molecular cell biology techniques such as western blotting and immunohistochemistry.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 30th September 2025.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. PhD in a relevant biomedical sciences subject
  2. Experience in the isolation of rodent islets and their functional assessment OR small animal surgery
  3. Experience of cell culture
  4. Familiarity with general molecular cell biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry, immunoassays, qRT-PCR

*Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of using mouse models for diabetes or metabolic studies.
  2. Experience of mouse colony management
  3. Experience with islets of Langerhans or beta cells.
  4. Current or past holder of Personal Home Office Licence (or equivalent)

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

This post is subject to Occupational Health clearances.

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We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

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