Research Assistant


17 Jun 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
26 Jul 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Job description

We are seeking a research assistant to join the laboratory of Franziska Denk at King’s College London.

As a successful candidate, you would join a large Wellcome Trust funded collaborative project to study persistent pain in inflammatory arthritis, also involving the laboratory of Leonie Taams at King’s College London, as well as research groups at the University of Oxford. You would work on the pre-clinical side of this translational research programme, studying fibroblast-neuron interactions using mouse and human cellular models of arthritis.

You should have experience with general lab and mouse colony management, including genotyping. Experience with maintaining human cell lines would also be desirable. Finally, good interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

Our team is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive research environment. If you are part of a community that is historically under-represented in academic laboratory science – please be encouraged to apply.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 29-Aug-2026

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the laboratory’s mouse colonies 
  • Be in charge of laboratory organization, including management of stocks and records, and looking after communal equipment and facilities.
  • Support various research projects that are ongoing in the laboratory by carrying out scientific experiments
  • Be actively involved in supervising and training of undergraduate in lab projects within the group/team

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Experience with mouse genotyping
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Conscientious at record keeping
  • Good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, enabling you to work within our friendly and welcoming team
  • Desirable criteria

  • UK Home Office Personal Licence
  • Experience with maintaining human cell lines.
  • Further information

    Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to take part in an interview process, that will take place in person or online, depending on geographical restrictions. We anticipate interviews to be scheduled in early August, with the job to start between 30th of August and 4th September.  

    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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    United Kingdom
    London (Greater) (GB)

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    London (Greater) (GB)


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