Research Jobs in UK – Imperial College London is Hiring
About the Company:
Research Jobs in UK, Imperial College London is seeking a Research Assistant to join the team working on the Stratification of Clinically Vulnerable People for COVID-19 Risk Using Antibody Testing (STRAVINSKY) study. This study, funded by the NIHR, aims to identify which immunosuppressed individuals remain at the highest risk of severe COVID-19 infection even after vaccination. The focus will be on priority groups for COVID-19 treatments and vaccinations, including immunocompromised individuals and non-responsive vaccine recipients. This study is critical in understanding and addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these vulnerable individuals. Join us in this important research effort to make a difference.
Role: Research Assistant – Stravinsky Study
Location: Hammersmith Campus – On-site only
Position type: Full-time, fixed-term
Salary: £40,694 – £43,888 plus benefits
Department: Department of Immunology and Inflammation
- The NIHR has funded the new “Stratification of Clinically Vulnerable People for COVID-19 Risk Using Antibody Testing (STRAVINSKY)” study.
- Researchers will determine if antibody testing can identify which immunosuppressed people remain at greatest risk of severe COVID-19 infection after vaccinations.
- The study will focus on priority groups for COVID-19 treatments and vaccinations.
- This includes immunocompromised people and those who do not respond well to vaccination.
- COVID-19 infections have disproportionately affected this group.
- It will involve 3000 immunocompromised participants over two years. 2,600 participants will receive a finger-prick antibody test. And 400 will receive more detailed immune analyses.
- The post holder will become part of the team based at Imperial, supporting the processing of samples collected as part of the detailed immune analyses.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The post holder will be based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial College London and will provide support for the Stravinsky Study.
- This will involve:
(i) processing and storage of samples following standard operating procedures, and
(ii) updating clinical databases to maintain accurate and timely phenotyping of research samples.
- We are looking for candidates with a Master’s in Biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial, or commercial experience.
- It is essential that you can work independently and collaboratively and have knowledge of research databases and clinical sample collection and storage.
Closing date: 2 December 2023