Research Associate in Long-Read Sequencing, Imperial College, UK

Imperial Junior Research Fellowships 2019 UK for Early-Career Scientist

Research Associate in Long-Read Sequencing: Imperial College is seeking a Research Associate in Long-Read Sequencing to join their dynamic team at the London Biofoundry, located in the Innovation and Translation Hub on Imperial College’s new White City campus. The successful candidate will work on deploying and developing novel long-read sequencing approaches to study complex immune gene regions, particularly focusing on the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus. This role comes with the opportunity to collaborate with clinician researchers across diverse fields, build projects in partnership with industry, and link with Imperial’s new AI flagship, Imperial X. The position is a full-time fixed-term appointment, funded until June 2025.

Summary Table:

Job TitleResearch Associate in Long-Read Sequencing
Research AreaLong-Read Sequencing
DesignationResearch Associate
LocationWhite City Campus, I-Hub, London Biofoundry
Eligibility/QualificationPh.D. in Bioinformatics, Medical Sciences, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial, or commercial experience
Experience in sample processing for next-generation sequencing workflows
Familiarity with a broad range of techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology
Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures for data analyses
Experience with various next-generation sequencing platforms and data analysis
Computer literacy with working knowledge of Python or R
Job Description[See below]
How to ApplyOnline application through provided contacts
Last Date for Apply10th July 2023

Job Description: As a Research Associate in Long-Read Sequencing, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and executing research initiatives in long-read sequencing and immune gene regions study.
  • Leading small research teams and collaborating with clinician researchers across diverse fields.
  • Identifying and developing appropriate techniques for data collection and analysis.
  • Analyzing data, preparing presentations, and contributing to publications.
  • Maintaining accurate records of experimental work and ensuring adherence to safety practices.
  • Assisting with the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students.
  • Participating in the smooth functioning of the Biofoundry’s laboratories and facilities.
  • Collaborating with the University of Louisville team on laboratory and bioinformatic aspects.
  • Leading future workflow development, including enzymatic DNA synthesis, automation, and emerging sequencing technologies.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete an online application. For additional information about the role, you may contact Tom Parks ( or Marko Storch (

Imperial College is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and is a Disability Confident Leader. They ensure a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process and provide reasonable adjustments as needed. Candidates with pending PhDs will be considered for the position of Research Assistant.

Last Date for Apply: The closing date for applications is 10th July 2023.

For more information about Imperial College’s research and values, please visit their website: Imperial Research and Innovation




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