Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics Salary: Grade 6, £38,304 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance Campus: Guy’s This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st August 2023 This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent Reference number: 005844
Job description Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr Luca Fusi in the Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics within the School of Basic and Medical Biosciences at King’s College London. The research in the Fusi Lab is aimed at elucidating the basic molecular mechanisms that control strength and duration of contraction during the heartbeat, with a focus on the regulation of the myosin motors in cardiac muscle cells. In the longer term, this understanding is likely to underpin the development and testing of novel pharmacological approaches to rescue cardiac function in cardiomyopathies and heart failure.
The successful candidate will benefit from working in an intellectually vibrant and interdisciplinary environment at the interphase between Physiology and Biophysics. The aim of this project is to develop a novel approach to investigate myosin-based regulation in the heart, using a combination of mechanics, fluorescence polarisation and super-resolution microscopy on cardiac myofibrils. Applicants must have a PhD in Experimental Physics, Biophysics, Physiology or related subjects. Experience in image analysis and/or an interest in biomedical and particularly cardiovascular science would be advantageous.
Candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs may be considered. Should the successful candidate be awaiting the award of their PhD, the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spinal point 30 with the title of Research Assistant until confirmation of the award of the PhD has been received. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6, spine point 31.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Dr Luca Fusi, [email protected]