Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Imperial College London has an opening postdoc position in cell biology. This position is closed on October 17, 2019.

This Research Associate post is based in the Cell Biology group within the Airway Disease section of the NHLI. The team are leading experts in the cell biology of a number of respiratory conditions including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

This is an excellent opportunity for a post-doctoral scientist to work within a well-funded world class 5* (RAE) department. You will be a highly motivated individual who will work directly under the supervision of Professor Louise Donnelly in collaboration with Professor Peter Barnes and Dr Jonathan Baker. You will investigate various aspects of COPD primary cell biology and the analysis of key pathways that control inflammatory responses in these cells with the aim of developing a novel therapy for the treatment of COPD.

In particular, the post will focus on macrophage dysfunction in COPD and will address phenotypic and functional differences of these cells. To this end, you will be required to understand macrophage biology pertaining to airway disease, particularly COPD. You will be required to have experience in laboratory techniques including macrophage isolation from tissue, leukocyte isolation from blood, flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA and western blotting.

The key duties and responsibilities of the post include; the ability to plan your own work with appropriate supervision, maintain an accurate record of all experimental work, analyse data and write reports.

This post is full time and fixed term for 9 months

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

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Louise Donnelly -

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Deadline: October 17, 2019
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