Postdoctoral Research Associate at King's College London

Postdoctoral Research Associate at King's College London


Reference: THW/17/059639/001120
Salary Details: Grade 6 £32,958 to 33,943 per annum
Allowances: plus £2,623 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time


This post will be available for 12 months in the first instance

This is a Full Time post – 100 % full time equivalent (but requests for flexible working will be considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine to work on a project investigating the molecular pathogenesis of pustular psoriasis. This is a disabling skin disorder that is poorly understood at the genetic level and difficult to treat in the clinic. The study, which is led by Dr Francesca Capon and Prof Catherine Smith, will seek to improve our understanding of disease pathogenesis by integrating whole-exome sequencing and RNA-seq experiments with in-vitro and ex-vivo assays. The post-holder will join a multidisciplinary team including basic scientists, data analysts and clinicians. He/she will drive the analysis of RNA-seq and exome sequence data, while also contributing to the design and execution of follow-up experiments. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and will have solid expertise in next-generation sequencing data analysis. Previous experience with standard laboratory techniques would be an advantage. Applicants must hold a PhD in statistics, biological sciences, bioinformatics or genetics and be familiar with the investigation of large genetic datasets.


Closing date: 21 September 2017


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