Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK

Imperial Junior Research Fellowships 2019 UK for Early-Career Scientist
Research Associate at Imperial College: Imperial College London is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate for a full-time, fixed-term position within the Faculty of Medicine. The successful candidate will join the research program led by Prof. José R Penadés, focusing on the impact of phages and phage-inducible chromosomal islands (PICIs) on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This research has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of bacterial evolution, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence.

Summary Table

PositionResearch Associate
LocationSouth Kensington Campus, London
Salary£45,593 to £53,630 per annum
HoursFull Time
Contract TypeFixed-Term/Contract
Application Deadline10th July 2024
Job ReferenceMED04629


Research Associate

Research Area

Molecular Bacteriology, with a focus on phages, PICIs, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


South Kensington Campus, London


  • Hold a PhD in microbiology or a closely related discipline.
  • Practical experience in a research environment with publications in relevant and refereed journals.
  • Expertise in molecular biology, microbiology, phage biology, and transduction.
  • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and plan research projects.
  • Direct small research teams.
  • Conduct data analysis and write reports for research sponsors.
  • Present research findings to colleagues and at conferences.
  • Submit publications to refereed journals.
  • Develop research collaborations within the College and the wider community.
  • Promote the Group’s, Department’s, and College’s reputation.
  • Provide guidance to PhD students.
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental work.
  • Participate in Group research meetings and internal seminars.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the Group’s laboratories.
  • Assist in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students and research assistants.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of Group or Division/Department/Section.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should complete an online application. For further details on the role, contact José R Penadés at For technical issues when applying online, email

Last Date for Application

10th July 2024

Imperial College London is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including those from underrepresented groups.



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