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Professor Roger Williams CBE

Job Opportunities

We currently have 1 post available – closing date 5pm Friday 21st June 2024

RS66: Postdoctoral Scientist in Mitochondrial Medicine for Liver Disease: see advert below and download the full job description here

  • Research group: Mitochondrial Medicine for Liver Disease
  • Reporting to: Dr Elena Palma (Principal Investigator)
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract initially, possibility of extension
  • Annual leave: 27 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Start date: July – August 2024
  • Location: London SE5
  • Salary: £38,816 to £41,468 per annum depending on experience and skills
  • Hours: Full time, 36.5 per week
  • Closing date: 5pm Friday 21st June 2024

We are seeking a driven and motivated Post-doctoral scientist to become an integral part of the Mitochondrial Medicine for Liver Disease group at the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology (RW-IoH). Are you passionate about those amazing organelles? Do you believe the best has yet to come for mitochondria-targeted therapies?

You will be a key team member and together we will develop a project on mitochondrial transplantation for the rescue of marginal grafts or on targeting mitochondrial dynamics for Alcohol-related Liver Disease (according to your interest/expertise). Responsibilities will include day-to-day management and coordination of the project with a clear focus on translational medicine.  By delving into the pathophysiological role of mitochondria, you will push the boundaries of mitochondrial medicine and develop innovative interventions to tackle the burden of liver disease.

We Are Looking For:

  • An enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral scientist.
  • Strong background and experience in mitochondrial pathophysiology, morphology, dynamics, preferable expertise in working with human models/samples.
  • Knowledge of liver disease or organ transplantation will be advantageous, along with an interest in mitochondrial transfer/transplantation.
  • Good publication record.

Your Impact:

You will be pivotal in performing and driving forward this research project: data collection and analysis, literature review, manuscript preparation for high-impact publications and grant applications. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to showcase your findings at internal and external scientific meetings/conferences. Acting as mentor and supervisor, you will also guide and inspire junior members of the research team and students.

Why Join Us?

  • Be part of a vibrant research community with access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • Collaborate with leading experts in liver research at RW-IoH and King’s College London/Hospital.
  • Contribute to cutting-edge projects focused on Liver Cell Injury and Repair, spanning various areas such as chronic liver disease, liver cancer, disease modelling, tissue engineering, and more.
  • Leap into a world of groundbreaking liver research and be at the forefront of discoveries to reshape the future of experimental hepatology.

Apply now and join us in our mission to deliver research that has tangible benefits for patients with liver disease.

The RW-IoH is an independent research organisation in partnership with King’s College London, with close research links with King’s College Hospital. For more details:

To apply: send a 1-page covering letter explaining your background and suitability, together with a detailed CV describing your research experience to date and including names and contact details of two referees, one of whom is the current/most recent employer, to:

James Poynton, Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Liver Research:

Please name documents you send as follows:

<surname, first name, RS65, {CV} or {covering letter}>            

Quote Job Ref: RS65

Informal enquiries: Dr Elena Palma, Principal Investigator:

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