Postdoctoral Research Associate, King’s College London, UK

Research Associate in Mechanobiology at King's College London
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Join our dynamic research team at King’s College London in the Frost Lab, located at Guy’s Hospital. We are seeking a dedicated postdoctoral researcher to explore the role of transposable elements in pregnancy complications. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a leading global university.
Job ID091130
Salary£43,205 – £47,978 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted14 June 2024
Closing Date14 July 2024
LocationGuy’s Campus, King’s College London


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Area

Medical & Molecular Genetics


Guy’s Campus, King’s College London


  • Hold or be near completion of a PhD in a relevant area of biological science.
  • Strong track record in research areas such as epigenetic regulation, chromatin biology, cell biology, development, or the genetic basis of human disease.
  • Excellent practical experimental skills with the ability to independently drive a project.
  • Strong communication skills for both written and oral presentation.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and supervise junior colleagues.
  • Lead manuscript preparation and communicate project outcomes across various disciplines.
  • Enthusiasm for the lab’s research focus.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Expertise in in vitro culture of mammalian cells and/or organoids, molecular cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, cell transfection, or genome-wide epigenetic analysis assays (ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN/CUT&Tag-seq).
  • Computational genomic analysis skills or experience with GWAS.
  • Experience in giving poster or oral presentations.
  • Experience in supervising undergraduate or graduate researchers.
  • Experience in writing scientific papers or conducting peer reviews.

Job Description

The project will involve investigating the role of transposable elements in pregnancy complications through:

  • Genome-wide genetic and epigenetic analyses of patient samples.
  • Functional assays utilizing human tissue culture of trophoblast cells and organoids.
  • Molecular cloning to generate CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing constructs.

This post is a full-time, wetlab position based at Guy’s Hospital and offered on a fixed-term contract for 2 years (35 hours per week).

How to Apply

Submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you meet the essential criteria listed. Please address the desirable criteria if applicable, as this may be used for shortlisting.

For more details on the role and the recruitment process, refer to the Job Description document available after clicking “Apply Now”.

Jennifer Frost

Last Date to Apply

14 July 2024

King’s College London is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are dedicated to supporting our staff in developing a diverse and inclusive culture. Please note, we cannot offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.



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