Current Vacancies

Laboratory Manager/Technician – LMS 807

Work to support investigations led by Dr William Scott (Chain-Florey Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology) in collaboration with the Metabolic Signaling and Cellular Stress Groups at the MRC LMS led By Professors Dominic Withers and David Carling. The LMS is a leading MRC research institute at Imperial College London, based on the Hammersmith Hospital campus.
A fundamental goal of biomedical research is to understand why some people are more likely than others to develop serious medical conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Our primary objective is to define molecular genetic and epigenetic mechanisms which contribute to differences in obesity and metabolic disease susceptibility.

Closing Date - 29th April 2018

Research Assistant/Lab Manager (Maternity Cover) – LMS 808

We are seeking a Research Assistant/Lab Manager as maternity cover to join the group of Dr Helena Cochemé at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS). This position is available for 8 months (with the possibility of extension) starting in June/July 2018.
The LMS is a leading MRC-funded Institute affiliated with Imperial College London, and based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London.
The Cochemé lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila as an in vivo model system to investigate stress responses, metabolic diseases and ageing, with a particular focus on redox signalling.

Closing Date - 29th April 2018

Research Associate

A fully funded 3-year postdoctoral position is available in the group of Dr. Chris Schiering at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS). The LMS is a leading MRC-funded Institute affiliated with Imperial College London and provides investigators with a thriving research environment and state-of-the-art facilities to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research.
The Schiering lab studies the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand-activated transcription factor capable of sensing environmental pollutants, dietary phytochemicals and microbiota metabolites. We are currently interested in the role of AHR in brown adipose tissue, which is considered an attractive therapeutic target for the treatment of obesity. Our aim is to utilize novel genetic tools to define the transcriptional targets of AHR as well as its protein interaction network in specific cell-types in health and disease.
This position provides the opportunity to undertake an ambitious project in a highly dynamic, scientifically stimulating and interactive research environment.

Closing Date - 29th April 2018

Human Resources Assistant – LMS 819

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a small team in a varied and challenging role that will give you responsibility for providing day-to day support across all areas of HR activity, acquiring on-the-job experience within an HR team. The successful applicant will have previous administration or customer service experience, and Human Resources or Business qualifications. Support and training will be provided.
The London Institute of Medical Sciences is an Institute of the Medical Research Council based at the Hammersmith Campus with close links to Imperial College London; we employ 300 scientists and other professionals who are researching key questions underpinning human health and disease. Working closely with scientific colleagues, the HR Group aims to recruit and retain the best staff in support of their work.

Closing Date - 29th April 2018

Strategic Grants and Partnerships – LMS 813

The London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is one of the three directly-funded research Institutes of the Medical Research Council. It is situated on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead on Strategic Grants and Partnerships for the LMS, to work with the LMS Director and Head of Operations in developing and executing a funding strategy and policy to capture external funding opportunities. You will be responsible for building and enhancing strong partnerships between LMS and national and international academic institutions including organising scientific symposia and events to enhance the LMS’s scientific reputation and its outreach across Europe.

Closing Date - 30th April 2018

MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist – LMS 803

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral research position at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London.
We use large high-resolution datasets to understand the basic structure of behaviour in worms and humans. The goal is to identify the most informative features for genetic association studies and whole-animal drug screens. This position would give you access to rich datasets that are an ideal testbed for developing new methods for behaviour analytics with real biological impact. You will also work closely with experimentalists to put your methods into practice and follow leads that come out of analysis work.
We are looking for a highly-motivated and creative scientist with a PhD and a knack for quantitative data analysis.

Closing Date - 3rd May 2018

Research Assistant – LMS 812

Applications are invited for a research assistant position at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) at Imperial College London.
We use large high-resolution datasets to understand the basic structure of behaviour in worms and humans. The goal is to identify the most informative features for genetic association studies and whole-animal drug screens. This position would give you access to rich datasets that are an ideal testbed for developing new methods for behaviour analytics with real biological impact. You will also work closely with experimentalists to put your methods into practice and follow leads that come out of analysis work.

Closing Date - 3rd May 2018

MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist – LMS 804

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral research position within the Cell Proliferation Group at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS). This position is funded by Medical Research Council. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc interested in joining our friendly and international team.
Our lab has a long-standing interest in studying senescence. For example, we have contributed to understand the role of senescence as a tumour suppressor mechanism (Collado et al. Nature 2005), in limiting iPSC reprogramming (Banito et al. Genes Dev 2009; Aarts et al. Genes Dev, 2017) or activating immune surveillance (Kang et al. Nature 2011). We have also contributed to identify molecular mechanisms controlling the senescent growth arrest (Gil et al. Nat Cell Biol 2004; Tordella et al. Genes Dev 2016) or the inflammatory phenotype associated with senescence (Acosta et al. Cell 2008; Acosta et al. Nat Cell Biol 2013; Herranz et al. Nat Cell Biol 2015).

Closing Date - 6th May 2018