Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Aug 2021

Fixed term 1 year

£25,798 – £27,501 p.a. plus London Allowances (£3,727 - £1,402)London, UK

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Metabolism and Gene Regulation Group, headed by Dr. Santiago Vernia, within the Genes and Metabolism Section of the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (MRC-LMS). The MRC-LMS is a leading MRC research institute at Imperial College London, based on the Hammersmith Hospital campus. For more information, visit

Research in the Metabolism and Gene Regulation group led by Dr Santiago Vernia focuses on the molecular mechanisms leading to fatty liver disease and cardiovascular complications associated with obesity. Current research interests in the lab include the development of RNA-based therapeutic approaches to treat these pathologies.

The post holder will provide technical support for ongoing research projects within the group, as well as act as a general lab manager. Responsibilities will include maintaining transgenic mouse strains, and performing physiological and biochemical assays. Previous lab experience with molecular biology is essential. Previous experience with mice would be beneficial.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication, organizational and research skills, a strong work ethic and attention to detail, meticulous record keeping, and a positive attitude to learning and trouble-shooting new methods. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification online for further information about the position.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit: and upload your CV, names and contacts of three scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1607.

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

Closing date: 1 August 2021

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening.

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