Research Associate : Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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Research Associate : Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Research Associate

National Heart and Lung Institute Division
Respiratory Sciences, Airway Diseases Section

Starting salary £30,360 – £31,180 per annum

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Airway Disease Section.

This is an exciting project that will focus on airway smooth cells which are crucial cells involved in controlling the size of the airways and inflammation in the common airway diseases termed asthma and COPD. The project will examine the control of oxidant and anti-oxidant genes in airway smooth muscle cells and in determining whether there is any imbalance of these genes in airways diseases and how this might impact on the biology of the airway smooth muscle. Our long-term aim is to find novel treatments for these conditions based on improving airway smooth muscle function in airways disease.

This project will be carried out within a multidisciplinary group focusing on airway smooth muscle and airway inflammation. It will be supervised by Professor Fan Chung at the 5 rated National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College.

You will be responsible for carrying out experiments on human cells. You will have a PhD in Biological Sciences or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience and should have knowledge of inflammation/immunology pathways in man and the issues related to working with human tissue.

For informal enquires for the above post, please contact Professor Fan Chung eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%66%2e%63%68%75%6e%67%40%69%6d%70%65%72%69%61%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%66%2e%63%68%75%6e%67%40%69%6d%70%65%72%69%61%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) quoting job reference RB210-08.

To obtain an application form and further details go to http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment. Alternatively write to the HR Assistant, Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine, G02, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ quoting reference number RB210-08.

Closing Date: 9 January 2009