Research Assistant

£39,878 - £39,878

Job Description

This post will be based in the Immunology Group headed by Mr Wayel Jassam and Dr Yun Ma at the Institute of Liver Studies (ILS) at the King’s College Hospital and King’s College London, Denmark Hill campus. The post holder will be focused on two related projects: 

  1. To perform liver transplantation related research project entitled: Assessing the effect of Andrographolide (Andro) on fatty liver graft in the setting of ex-situ normothermic machine perfusion: Andro is a botanical compound which has a potent anti-inflammatory property by inhibiting NF-κB, Nrf2 activation and in reducing fat content of liver in animal model. The candidate will collect hepatocytes either coming from fatty liver draft or normal liver (leftover from split liver transplant) to set up cell culture after adding different doses of Andro. The effect of Andro on fatty liver hepatocytes or normal will be accessed by several aspects: 1) cell viability; 2) fat content change; 3) mitochondria function; 4) on gene expression by RNA-seq, ChIP-seq analyses etc.

  2. To construct liver organoid as a 3D model to mimic live liver, the assess will be performed similar to those in vivo.  Liver organoid will be constructed using either fatty liver graft or normal liver graft.

The candidate will also be involved in the training of BSc students who are accepted in the current summer vacation for receiving basic training on Immunologic technique

This post is a fixed-term contract with the possibility to further extension, being a part-time post: 20 hours per week for five weeks.


  • Medical Qualified or equivalent level in Immunology, including transplantation immunology and tumour immunology

  • Expertise in blood processing, liver tissue processing, T cell and B cell immunology in human beings

  • Willingness to work as part of a team, to collaborate and help other colleagues when they need

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Having performed or mastered following techniques: 1) constructing organoid; 2) molecular biology techniques (RNA isolation etc). 3) multiple parameter flow cytometry experimental setup and analysis

  • Hepatocyte isolation and culture

  • Statistical analysis of data


We are looking for a highly organised and motivated Clinical Trials Administrator. You will be joining the Quality Team, who are a friendly team of Clinical Research Associates. The main purpose of this role is to:

  • Assist the Quality Team to ensure that all trials sponsored or co-sponsored by the partner organisations are conducted in accordance with the Clinical Trial Regulations and the KHP CTO SOPs.

  • Provide day to day admin and support to the Quality Team to assist Investigators conducting clinical trials sponsored by the partner institutions ensuring they are working to the highest quality standards.

  • Perform File Reviews and conduct archiving of trial documents for the KHP-CTO.

  • Provide logistical, practical and administrative support as required according to KHP-CTO SOPs, prevailing regulations and best research practice.

This is an office-based role at Guy’s Hospital with some regular travel across London to our various sites and campuses.




  1. Educated to GCSE-level or equivalent

  2. Able to learn and work to SOPs

  3. Strong planning and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks

  4. Excellent interpersonal skills – tactful and able to deal with a wide range of people in an enthusiastic and helpful manner whilst being capable of firmly maintaining policies and regulations.

  5. Problem solving skills – pragmatic and flexible approach whilst maintaining policies and regulations.

  6. Strong computer skills (proficient with MS WORD, Excel and web-based applications).

  7. Experience acquired in administration role(s), preferably in either a pharmaceutical industry or clinical research setting, including specific experience of clinical trial administration.

  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.


Research Temp 




Research Experience 

The Global Mobility Office (also known as GloMo) is seeking four current King’s students to join us as Peer Advisors for the 2024/25 academic year.  We encourage applications from students from underrepresented and widening participation backgrounds

We are looking for someone friendly, enthusiastic and reliable who has previously studied or worked abroad on a placement facilitated through GloMo (i.e. Summer exchange or a semester/year abroad as part of your degree).  You should have an interest in international education and an awareness of the value of experiencing different cultures.   

This role will involve assisting with the incoming Study Abroad Orientation week in both September and January (welcoming approximately 1000 students across the academic year), as well as other events during the year for both incoming and outgoing students.  You’ll spend two hours per week in the GloMo office working on other administrative tasks and projects, which will vary depending on the office’s needs and your particular skills.  You will also act as an advisor to outgoing students, by talking about your own experiences and challenges whilst studying abroad, and assisting with events such as pre-departure meetings. 

You must be available for the September 2024 (16th – 20th) and January 2025 (8th – 11th) orientation periods to be eligible for this position.  The role will begin from early September 2024 (exact start date can be negotiated, but ideally week commencing 2nd September) and will finish at the end of April 2025. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 12th August via Teams. 

To apply for the position, please apply via this advert and complete our application form online.   If you have any questions about your eligiblity for this role, please contact Sarah Goodyear, Global Mobility Senior Officer (Incoming Students Coordinator) at




You must have studied or worked abroad as part of your degree or facilitated by Global Mobility.

Not essential but beneficial:

Administrative experience

Ambassador experience

Customer service experience