Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases
School of Biomedical Sciences
Reference Number BMS/2027/12-BW
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Template version: March 2012
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particular skill and experience which you feel you would bring to the role
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• your full name with title
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Closing date: 5th December 2012
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In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in
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including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped
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professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.
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NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) are
part of the King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, a pioneering global
collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most
successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental
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of five academic health science centres in the UK. The four sovereign partner organisations within
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and humanities and brings together world leading research, education and clinical training and
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(NIHR) funded Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and a NIHR funded Biomedical Research Unit
in Dementia through local KCL-GSTT and KCL-SLaM partnerships respectively. These NIHR centres
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accelerate the pace of translation of basic discovery science into experimental medicine and early
phase clinical research and thus speed up the delivery of new treatments and diagnostics for patient
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The School of Biomedical Sciences
The School of Biomedical Sciences is one of the largest Schools of King’s College London, with a
turnover in excess of £50 million per annum. It has approximately 200 academic staff, 400 research
and support staff, 450 postgraduate students and the School teaches approximately 2500
undergraduate students on a range of biomedical, life sciences, medical, dental and other health-related
The School is based primarily at the Guy’s (London Bridge) and Waterloo Campuses, although some
activity is also located at St Thomas’ which, along with Guy’s, provides an important clinical interface
for research. All three campuses are located in close proximity to each other on the vibrant South Bank.
The facilities for teaching and research at the Guy’s and Waterloo Campuses have been greatly
enhanced since 1998 through a capital investment programme of approximately £200 million, which
has provided state of the art laboratories and a high quality learning environment.
Within the School, research divisions provide the focus for the organisation of research activity. The
2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirms King’s eminent position in the ‘golden triangle’
of research-intensive universities in London and Oxbridge.
Using the ‘research power’ analysis*, where the average point score for each unit of assessment in the
RAE is multiplied by the total number of full-time equivalent staff entered, some 70 per cent of King’s
submissions in biomedical sciences subjects are in the country’s top six.
Similarly, the School’s taught provision has been consistently rated highly through NSS and other
external parameters, and is delivered by discipline-based departments.
SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
RESEARCH DIVISIONS ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
Environmental & Analytical Sciences Anatomy & Human Sciences
MRC Centre for Developmental Biochemistry
Neurobiology Forensic Science and Drug
Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute Monitoring
Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases Physiology (primarily
The Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases (CARD) is situated on the Guy’s campus of King’s
College London and is an integral part of the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences. It shares the
campus with the medical, dental and biomedical science students and is close to Guy’s hospital. Close
relationships in research, learning, and teaching have been established with other research divisions on
the campus, in addition to those with healthcare professionals in other Schools, such as the Institute of
The Wolfson CARD (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/biohealth/research/wolfson/) is a state of the art
research facility that was opened in 2004 to develop strategies aimed at restoring function to the
damaged nervous system. Our research is led by one of the most vibrant groupings of scientists at
King’s College London. We have 25 principle investigators (PIs), and a total of over 120 staff, including
~ 50 PhD students. The PIs, funded by research grants from the MRC, Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, the EU
and other sources, work under the directorship of Professor Pat Doherty in seven interactive groups.
Much of what we do is driven by studies on molecules first identified as playing major roles in the
developing nervous system. In addition, we generate and mine extensive microarray data sets to
identify novel genes and pathways associated with regenerative responses and chronic pain. We have
developed an expertise in “virtual” screens for interacting proteins and in identifying functional motifs
on proteins. We use our collective expertise to evaluate and/or develop new therapies for pain, spinal
cord injury and degenerative diseases.
We have in-house core facilities that include lentiviral production, histology and bioinformatics. We
are also fully equipped for all aspects of cell and molecular biology, and have wide expertise in a range
of animal models. In the power analysis of 2008 RAE, where we returned with the MRC Centre for
Developmental Neurobiology and Genetics in Preclinical and Human Biological Sciences, we were
ranked third in the country with 12.6% of the “market share” of world leading or internationally
excellent scientific outputs, with the top ranked institution doing only marginally better (14.3%).
Approximately 80% of our research environment was rated as world leading/internationally excellent.
The 8 Research Groups in Wolfson CARD:
Understanding neurodegeneration is key to developing and taking forward new treatments for
Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. Central to our approach is translating basic science
into improved clinical treatment. Key elements of our work include experimental studies to understand
basic disease mechanisms, the Brains for Dementia Research initiative, enabling us to apply this
understanding to the human brain, and a substantial focus on biomarkers and clinical trials. Major
clinical trials have address psychiatric and behavioural symptoms associated with dementia and the use
of antipsychotic and sedative drugs. The Neurodegeneration group is led by Professor Clive Ballard.
There are two main focuses within the Regeneration theme in the Wolfson CARD: spinal cord injury
and stroke. Spinal cord injury results in severe disability and there is currently no cure. However,
recent advances have been made in identifying and targeting factors that prevent repair after injury.
Determining the mechanisms underlying axon regeneration, neuroplasticity, neuroprotection and,
most importantly, recovery of motor function these effects and developing optimised and targeted
therapies are key focus of ongoing studies within the Regeneration group. Another key focus of the
Regeneration group is to optimise the function of surviving systems to promote repair, since
spontaneous functional recovery is known to occur in the majority of spinal injured and stroke
patients. Strategies to enhance these processes by promoting plasticity and thus inducing
compensatory changes in undamaged pathways and reorganisation of spinal circuits are likely to be a
major component of future therapeutic intervention.
The dogma for most of the last century was that the neurons we are born with need to last us a
lifetime as all of the evidence suggested that we cannot make new neurons in the adult brain. There
has now been a dramatic scientific U-turn, and not only do we continue to make new neurons in the
brain, but this turns out to be important for some aspects of learning and memory and possibly brain
disease. In the adult brain, neural stem cells make neuroblasts that populate the hippocampus or
olfactory bulb with new neurons. Importantly, neuroblasts can also be attracted to injured areas in
the brain where they might limit damage and/or restore function. In-depth knowledge of the factors
that regulate the generation of neuroblasts as well as their migration is therefore essential to facilitate
translational research in this area. A number of groups in the CARD, including the Director's group,
are actively studying many aspects of neurogenesis.
Receptors, Channels & Signaling
The transduction and transmission of signals throughout the body depends on the integrated activity
of receptors, ion channels and enzymes in the nervous system and other tissues. The major interest of
the Receptors, Channels & Signaling group is to understand the mechanisms that operate under
normal conditions and during disease. Studies within the group are focused on the mechanisms of
sensory transduction and signaling in neuronal and neuroendocrine cells, the regulation of neuronal
excitability, and the signaling mechanisms responsible for neurogenesis and neural cell migration.
This group comes together under the direction of Professor Stuart Bevan
Chronic pain is a debilitating disorder that affects millions of people world-wide and has a
considerable detrimental impact on quality of life. There are multiple events which can lead to
chronic pain including trauma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and HIV. Effective analgesic
therapies are inadequate in the majority of chronic pain patients and are often associated with
unpleasant side-effects. Consequently at present there is a substantial, unmet, clinical need for more
effective analgesics for chronic pain patients.
Drug Discovery Unit
Scientists in the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases (CARD) are best known for their academic
work on the molecular mechanisms that are involved in neurodegeneration, axonal regeneration and
pain. The Neuroscience Drug Discovery Unit capitalises on our academic work. We have high
throughput screening equipment, dedicated bioinformatics support with a molecular modeling and
virtual screening capability and we run a number of in vitro and in vivo assays for target validation.
The ultimate aim is the development of new medicines for neurodegenerative diseases and pain. The
director of the unit is Dr Jonathan Corcoran who has been awarded two Wellcome Trust Seeding
Drug Discovery grants for the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and Spinal Cord Injury.
The initiative will allow the College to pursue its commitment to translational research with
pharmaceutical partners of excellence, supported by highly productive interactions between
academics within the CARD and colleagues within King’s Business.
The recent explosion of data in the biological sciences driven by advancements in molecular biological
technologies has made bioinformatics an integral part of biological research. At the Wolfson CARD
bioinformatics covers research in structural biology and rational drug design as well as computational
and theoretical approaches to database analysis. The big challenge addressed is to integrate the vast
amount of deposited freely available biological data into a predictive framework for generating novel
hypotheses to inform experiment and to identify drug targets. Once target proteins have been
validated the challenge then is to characterise the structural aspects of the protein interaction and
then design modulators either based on mimetics of peptide fragments or in silico screening of
Genetics of Deafness
A new group working on the genetics of deafness has just been established, led by Professor Karen
Steel. Hearing impairment is a common sensory deficit affecting 1 in 850 children born, and is highly
heterogeneous with numerous different genes contributing but many not yet identified. Age-related
hearing loss also has a strong genetic component with reported heritability of 0.5 or more. The
challenge is to identify the genes underlying deafness, to associate each with molecular pathways and
to understand the mechanisms by which disruption of these pathways can lead to deafness.
The post is available immediately.
The position is for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Karen Steel (Genetics
of deafness group) at the Wolfson CARD, Kings College London, Guys Campus.
The post holder will join a dynamic team working on advancing our understanding of the
molecular basis of hearing impairment. The postholder will be responsible for colony
management of mouse lines with inherited hearing defects including detailed genotyping of
multiple loci following Flp or Cre excision, as well as contributing to specific projects using a
variety of laboratory techniques. We are looking for a candidate with experience in either mouse
colony management including transgenic or other types of mutant lines or relevant laboratory
work or both. Applicants should have suitable experience and a qualification in a relevant
biological subject (eg BSc, IAT, etc.). Independence, motivation and a willingness to work as
part of a team are essential and the candidate should be well-organised with excellent
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5th December 2012
Interviews will be held approximately two weeks after closing date
Equality of opportunity is College policy.
Post title Research Assistant
Department/Division/Directorate Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Genetics of deafness
Responsible for N/A
Responsible to Laboratory Manager and Professor Karen Steel
The provision of technical service to the research team predominantly to include genotyping and
management of various mouse colonies. Contribution to aspects of research projects carried out by
other members of the team including providing data for publication as required.
Role outline - main responsibilities
To provide assistance to the team in colony management of various genetically modified mouse
lines and in the genotyping of all lines. This will include independent working, decision making,
data interpretation, troubleshooting and accurately transferring data to relevant databases.
To understand the scientific principles behind the work carried out and ability to discuss this with
other members of the team and contribute to discussions about the work.
Ensure compliance with Home Office and other regulatory requirements for record-keeping.
Take responsibility for the management of a number of mouse colonies to include breeding, ear
clipping, assessing phenotypes and culling. This will require keeping comprehensive and up-to-
date laboratory notes, accurate record keeping and good understanding of husbandry of genetically
To assist the team in various aspects of research and to contribute towards publications as required.
To troubleshoot and solve problems by implementing new technological approaches in consultation
Communication & networking
The post holder will liaise closely with Laboratory Manager to set out objectives and in planning
The post holder will interact with all team members and other relevant staff to ensure smooth
running of the research including provision of specialised technical assistance.
The post holder will interact closely with animal facility staff to ensure good communication about
the requirements of the team.
To interpret instructions from the project supervisors in order to support the research projects.
The post holder will be expected to present information on research progress and outcomes to the
laboratory members at lab meetings.
Decision making, planning & problem solving
The post holder will take responsibility for day-to-day running of technical work (for example
genotyping) to support the research of the team, including planning, data interpretation,
troubleshooting, and accurately transferring data to relevant database or written report.
The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a number of mouse colonies.
This will involve the need to make independent decisions and to plan ahead for the requirements of
The post holder will need to co-ordinate work with that of others to avoid conflict and duplication of
The post holder will ensure an efficient provision of accurate genotyping data to facilitate the
research of the team and achieve effective colony management.
Analysis & research
The post holder will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of technical work (genotyping
and colony management) to support the research team, including planning, data interpretation,
troubleshooting and accurately transferring data to relevant database.
The post holder will be responsible for the observation of any phenotypes within the mouse
colonies, recording these appropriately and the interpretation of the observations.
Team work, teaching & learning support
The post holder will receive all necessary training in order to understand and perform the
genotyping and colony management of varied genetically altered mice.
The post holder will be expected to communicate with other team members to gain an
understanding of the research on going and to support this research.
The post holder will actively participate as a member of the team and act as a role model for good
The post holder will be expected to take advantage of opportunities for continued professional
development as these become available through the College or provided by outside organisations.
Sensory/physical demands & work environment
The post holder will need excellent manual dexterity and prolonged concentration to carry out
The post holder will spend prolonged periods within a barrier mouse facility that may involve
exposure to Laboratory Animal Allergens and long periods of standing work
The post holder will adhere to any COSHH and risk assessment requirements and safe working
Specific Aspects - indicate frequency D (daily), W (weekly), M (monthly) where
Intensive Display Screen Equipment work D Direct patient contact involving exposure prone
(eg. data entry or digital microscopy): procedures (EPP):
Heavy manual handling: Direct patient contact, no EPP
Highly repetitive tasks (eg. pipetting or re- D Work with patient specimens (eg. blood or tissue
shelving books): samples):
Shift work, night work or call-out duties: Work with GM organisms or biological agents M
that may pose a hazard to human health:
Work involving risk of exposure to Hazards which require health surveillance eg. D
environmental or human pathogens (eg. in respiratory sensitisers (allergens, substances with
waste streams or soils): risk phrase R42, wood dust etc) or loud noise:
Driving vehicles on College business: Food handling or preparation:
Work at height (eg. ladders, scaffolds etc) Work in confined spaces (eg. sump rooms, etc)
The post holder will be expected to respect any information that should remain confidential
The post holder is expected to show consideration to all colleagues
Director of Wolfson Centre for Age-
Professor Other Wolfson
Karen Steel Centre staff
Research Occasional students, visitors
Assistant or research assistants
You will be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role.
Information of a confidential nature must be kept strictly confidential and should never be
disclosed either inside or outside work. It should be noted that breach of confidentiality is a serious
offence which may lead to dismissal.
This appointment is subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this post you
will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of employment. When
the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire and declared that you are
fit for appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed.
All staff are expected to adhere to King’s policies and procedures.
This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the College and the post-holder
develop there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post-holder
recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training.
If changes to the job become significant, the job description should be reviewed formally by the
post-holder and line manger. The Human Resources department should then be consulted as to the
implications of the proposed changes.
Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom
International applications will be considered for this position. If you do not have permission to
enter, remain and work in the United Kingdom you will need to pass a points-based immigration
assessment. Before you apply for this job you must ascertain whether you have sufficient points to
qualify under Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 schemes 1. If you do not have sufficient points please do not apply
as you will not be granted permission to enter the United Kingdom. Click on the following link to the
points calculator: Border & Immigration Agency Points-based calculator.
At the interview you will be asked to furnish the panel with the details of the route (Tier 1 and/or
Tier 2) you would be eligible to follow. Please note that should you have sufficient points this does not
mean your application will be successful. In the event your application is successful there is no
guarantee that your application for a visa will be granted, in which event the offer will be withdrawn.
S S AND ASSESSED
N R AP = application
T A AS = assessment
I = interview
L E P = presentation
R = references
Education/qualification and training
Relevant experience working in either a laboratory or animal facility X AP
Relevant experience in carrying out standard molecular biology
Experience in animal colony management and husbandry X AP
Home office personal licence X AP
Good basic knowledge of molecular genetics and mouse genetics X AP & I
Use of computers/software including database and spreadsheets X AP & I
Experience in working with mice and managing mouse colonies X AP & I
Experience in DNA-based genotyping techniques X AP & I
Experience in a range of molecular genetic techniques X AP & I
Experience in working within a laboratory or animal facility X AP
Experience working behind a barrier in a clean animal facility X AP
Personal characteristics/other requirements
Highly motivated, hardworking and meticulous X AP & R
Able to interact well with colleagues and work as part of a research X R&I
team and integrate with others in the laboratory
Able to multi-task and prioritise workload; good time management X R&I
Ability to take initiative to solve technical problems X R&I
Excellent organisational skills and capable record keeper X R&I
Able to work to Good Laboratory Practice X I
1 There are two classifications – Tier 1 (Highly skilled workers) and Tier 2 (Skilled workers). Highly skilled
migrants are encouraged to apply under the Tier 1 route. If you do not qualify under the Tier 1 route, you may
qualify under the Tier 2 route, however this is dependent on King’s College London at its sole discretion issuing
you with a Certificate of Sponsorship.
Summary of terms and conditions of service
This appointment is made under the King’s College London Terms and Conditions of Service for Non
Academic staff a copy of which is available from the Human Resources department on request.
Period of Appointment Open-ended contract
Probation 6 Months
Salary Grade 5, ranging from £26,004 to £30,122 per annum, dependent on
qualifications and experience, plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum.
Annual leave 27 working days. Staff receive four additional closure days. Notification as
to how these days are taken is circulated at the start of the academic year.
This appointment is superannuable under the USS pension scheme. Staff already superannuated
under the NHS Superannuation Scheme may opt to remain in that scheme provided an application to
do so is received by the NHS scheme trustees within three months of appointment to King’s College
London. Alternatively staff may opt to participate in SERPS or take out a personal pension. Please
note that the College does not provide an employer's contribution towards a private pension plan.
The College operates PensionsPlus by which individuals increase their take home pay by reducing
their NI contributions. Staff who join the USS pension scheme will automatically be entered into
PensionsPlus (provided you would benefit from doing so). As a result your salary will be reduced so
that you receive the PensionsPlus salary and a payment is made into your pension scheme instead.
NB - NHS Superannuation Scheme: Medical Schools are classed as “Direction Employers” and
some benefits of the NHS Scheme are not available to Direction members.
For further information please contact Ms Pauline Job, Payroll & Pensions Manager, King’s College
London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA.
All appointments to King’s are subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this
post you will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of employment.
When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire and declared that you
are fit for appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed.
In the course of your work you may have access to personal or confidential information which must
not be disclosed or made available to any other person unless in the performance of your duties or
with specific permission from your Head of School/Department/Division. (In particular if your work
involves the handling of clinical samples and/or patient data, NHS policies for the maintenance of
security and confidentiality of NHS systems and data must be observed). Breaches in confidentiality
may lead to disciplinary action.
Training and Education
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excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice through the activities of its staff. We are
committed to providing training for all members of staff so that they can perform their jobs effectively
and offering them opportunities for further development. Most training and development will occur
"on the job" and formal training opportunities are also available within King’s College London
associated hospitals trusts and through other external organisations.
All members of staff with teaching responsibilities are encouraged to obtain formal recognition of
their professional expertise in teaching. It is the normal expectation that staff new to teaching in
higher education will register for the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) unless
they already possess a teaching qualification in higher education. The PGCAP is taught and managed
by the King's Learning Institute (KLI); information about the certificate and other programmes run
by KLI can be found in their web site www.kcl.ac.uk/kli.
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