Research Associate

Job Description

Job summary

A Research associate is required to provide scientific support to Professor Terry Tetley, Professor Maria Belvisi and Dr Mark Birrell in the Respiratory Pharmacology Section within NHLI.
Duties and responsibilities

You will conduct research into the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and symptoms of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and IPF. Initially, this is a 2-year programme of research funded by AstraZeneca. The research work to be undertaken will be carried out to the highest standard and offers the opportunity to apply and extend your knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques
Essential requirements

Your duties will include planning and carrying out research. You will be expected to execute experiments to a very high standard. You must have a relevant qualification and/or laboratory based experience. You must also have excellent organisational skills, a methodical approach and the ability to pay close attention to detail.
Further information

This work is primarily based at the South Kensington campus. The post is full time and fixed term until 31 December 2019.

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Tetley (

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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