HM2013031 Research Associate JD FINAL - Workspace

Imperial College London
Job Description
Job Title:
Research Associate
Complement and Inflammation Research (CCIR)
Immunology and Inflammation
Job Family and Level:
Academic and Research, Level B
Salary Range:
£32,100 - £40,720 per annum
Responsible To:
Professor Matthew Pickering
Works Closely With:
Professor Charles Pusey (Co-supervisor)
BRC Clinical Research Nurse (to be appointed)
Works Relationships:
Clinicians and nurses in the ICHNT Lupus and
Vasculitis Centres
Clinicians and nurses in Rheumatology
Nurses in the ICHNT Lupus and Vasculitis Centres
Researchers in Vascular Inflammation Section (NHLI)
Researchers in the CCIR (Medicine)
Researchers in the Renal & Vascular Inflammation
Section (Medicine)
Laboratory staff in the Brent (Renal clinical) Laboratory
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Imperial
Rheumatology theme and 50% Renal theme)
Hammersmith Campus, East Acton
Full-time, fixed-term until 31 March
The post-holder will develop an interactive clinical database and provide
bioinformatics support to facilitate translational research programs within the Imperial
College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT) Lupus and Vasculitis Centres.
The development of a comprehensive database of patients attending the
Lupus and Vasculitis Centres
The development and application of software to record disease activity
indices and sample collection
Analyses of data collection from BRC-funded projects within the Lupus and
Vasculitis centres
To take initiatives in the planning and design of the databases
To identify and develop suitable bioinformatics techniques for the collection
and analysis of data
To ensure the validity and reliability of data collection at all times
To maintain accurate and complete records of all data
To present updates and progress to colleagues
To attend relevant meetings, workshops and conferences as necessary
To conduct and plan own work with appropriate supervision
To maintain highly organised and accurate records of work
To actively participate in the research program of the Centres
To participate in Group/Unit research meetings and internal seminars as
To collaborate with other health professionals within the Centres as
To undertake appropriate administration tasks
To undertake any necessary training and/or development
To comply with the College, Division, and Unit safety practices and to attend
courses on safety when appropriate
Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by line
manager / supervisor
To observe and comply with all College policies and regulations, including the
key policies and procedures on Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data
Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Health and Safety,
Imperial Expectations (for new leaders, managers and supervisors),
Information Technology, Private Engagements and Register of Interests, and
To undertake specific safety responsibilities relevant to individual roles, as set
out on the College Website Health and Safety Structure and Responsibilities
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
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating
discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to the principles set out
in its Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy, Promoting Race Equality
Policy and all other relevant guidance/practice frameworks.
Person Specification
PhD or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Science or a closely related
Experience and Knowledge
Experience in the design and implementation of clinical databases
Experience/knowledge of clinical research methods
Experience/knowledge of statistical procedures
Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in
relevant and refereed journals
Experience dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients
Skills and Abilities
Advanced computer skills
Ability to develop and apply new concepts
Creative approach to problem-solving
Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range
of people
Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and
succinctly for publication
Ability to direct the work of a small research team and motivate others to
produce a high standard of work
Ability to organise own work with minimal supervision
Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines
Personal Attributes
Willingness to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative
Flexible attitude towards work
Discipline and regard for confidentiality and security at all times
Willingness to undertake any necessary training for the role
Application Guidance
Please read the person specification carefully and describe, as part of your
application, how much you feel you meet each of the criteria. If you need more
space, please attach additional sheets to the application form.
The recruitment monitoring section of your application will be detached and will be
used only for monitoring and audit purposes as a basis for supporting our
commitment to Equal Opportunities.
An application form and full CV quoting reference number HM2013031 should be
sent, online via the Imperial College iRecruitment website.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.
Thank you for your interest in this post. We look forward to receiving your application