Research Associate

Research Associate

King's College London

London, United Kingdom

Research Associate in Informatics
King’s Informatics
Ref. 007006

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 – £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 4 years.
This is a full-time post.

The successful candidate will be the lead computational modeller on a new project to understand how Vaccinia virus hijacks cellular machinery to enhance its spread into neighbouring cells. The candidate will be based in Dr Bentley’s Cellular Adaptive Behaviour Lab at the Francis Crick Institute and work closely with our collaborator Dr. Michael Way, a leading cell biologists at the Crick who uses Vaccinia as a model to understand how cells work.

The aim is to design and construct new predictive spatiotemporal computer models to advance our understanding of the multiscale dynamics involved in the cellular consequences of infection and viral spread. As such, a pre-requisite is advanced competence in computer programming, experience in developing and working with spatial/temporal computer simulations and excellent communication skills to bridge the disciplines. A PhD in computing, mathematics or a related physical sciences subject is required.

The post holder should embody and demonstrate the core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial and will benefit from the unique, world leading research environment and resources at the Crick Institute. They will also join the Health Hub at Kings Informatics department, with the opportunity to interact with a wealth of researchers utilising and developing computational approaches across biology and other domains.

Presentations and interviews are expected to be held in early January 2018.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr. Katie Bentley /
The selection process will include a presentation, interviews with Crick and Kings Group Leaders and a technical discussion.

To apply, please go to: and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

Closing date: Midnight on 20th December 2018.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Ref. 007006