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Job id: 090870. Salary: £44,347 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 June 2024. Closing date: 07 July 2024.

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

Contact details: Dr Ryuichi Fukuda.

Location: Denmark Hill 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 with activities focusing on the Cardiac Biomedicine Department of Diabetes and Vascular Biomedicine.

About the role

Join Our Team: Post-Doctoral Researcher Position

The laboratory of Dr Ryuichi Fukuda at King’s College London British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a unique and very good personality. This role is to conduct research independently, analyses data and present results. Your work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr Fukuda and to study cardiac development and disease using multiple model systems.

The lab is interested in broader areas of cardiac biology using organoids from human pluripotent stem cells, mice and zebrafish. This project focuses on the study of mechanisms that regulate cardiac differentiation and disease. Ideal candidates should have excellent skills in human pluripotent stem cell culture or mouse genetics/surgery, such as MI and TAC, as well as techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, live cell imaging and plasmid design/cloning.

Those willing to learn or develop new technologies are particularly welcome.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 30th September 2027.

About You

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

Essential criteria

  1. Ph.D. in molecular biology, including one near completion. Ideally with a strong publication record.  
  2. Friendly and approachable personality 
  3. Excellent cell culture skills and basic techniques of most molecular biology, including molecular cloning, DNA, RNA and protein works. 
  4. Mentorship of undergraduate and/or graduate students   
  5. Ability to work collaboratively and independently. 
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  7. Passion for advancing scientific knowledge.

* 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 with human ESCs/iPSCs culture and organoid generation.
  2. Skills for genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9
  3. Mouse experiments, such as MI and TAC.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

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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