Early Stage Researcher

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Apr 2020

Job Summary

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available within Prof Shattock’s team in the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College to work exclusively on the Innovative Training Network on Biomolecular Machines (BIOMOLMACS) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research (https://www.biomolmacs.com ). You will be enrolled on 4- year structured PhD scheme. You may be required to self-fund after the initial 36 months for successful completion of the PhD program at Imperial College London.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be involved in a 36-month project on the development of a self-amplifying RNA platform for efficient reprogramming of target cells. We will specifically design a library of nano-structured formulations to optimize the stability, uptake, location and duration of RNA expression. We will determine whether next- generation molecular machines can provide effective delivery of RNA biotherapeutics to specific cells and tissues in vitro and in vivo. This approach has potential to provide a highly cost-effective strategy for the clinical delivery of next generation RNA based vaccines and biotherapeutics.

Further information on the research interests of Prof. Robin Shattock can be found on the website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.shattock

Further Information

This position is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 3 years.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Robin Shattock, r.shattock@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Closing date: 5th April 2020

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED01759.

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