Applications are invited for an NIHR Imperial BRC-funded position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate. You will join the NIHR Imperial BRC’s Social Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Health (SGE)Theme (NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre – Translating research into patient benefits), to address the core aim of determining how genetic risk, interpreted in the context of relevant environmental and social contexts, can be translated into improved care through precision-medicine.  You will specifically join the Centre for Haematology, Department of Immunology and Inflammation, to investigate interactions of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors with erythropoiesis and its microenvironment that impact the biology and treatment of Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA). The work will be co-supervised by Dr Deena Iskander, Professor Anastasios Karadimitris and Professor Josu de la Fuente. The DBA group at Imperial have made significant contributions in the understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of DBA. A large part of the work is based on the use of primary blood and bone marrow samples available through the largest DBA clinical service in the UK, led by Prof de la Fuente and Dr D Iskander, based at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust.

We are looking to recruit a skilled, reliable, and enthusiastic Research Associate, preferably with previous research experience in the field of erythropoiesis. You will have responsibility for all aspects of the day-to-day co-ordination, running and maintenance of the projects. This will include conducting scientific work and data analyses, as well as preparing data for publication and grant writing.

You must be organised, highly self-motivated and have excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills. You will need to manage your time and performance, must be strongly proactive, knowledgeable and able to solve complex problems.