Respiratory Pharmacologist- Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity – Innovative Medicines (RIA IMED)
The Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity – Innovative Medicines (RIA IMED) supports AstraZeneca’s respiratory ambition to improve the lives of patients suffering from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worldwide.
We are looking to hire a Respiratory Pharmacologist to work within the Respiratory Pharmacology group in a collaboration between AstraZeneca and Imperial College London led by Dr Mark Birrell and Professor Maria Belvisi. The position will be a permanent AstraZeneca position with placement at Imperial College London.
As a Respiratory Pharmacologist you will need to have a broad, comprehensive understanding of physiology and pharmacology. Experience with electrophysiological techniques to determine sensory nerve activation and single afferent nerve fibre recording are desirable. Evidence of experience will be in the form of peer reviewed papers is required and the ability to supervise undergraduate/postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff.
In this role you will get the opportunity to work within an internationally recognized academic research group in one of the UK’s premier universities. This role will allow daily interactions with scientists from different disciplines as well as clinical academics who treat the patients that we aim to help who suffer from chronic lung diseases.Main Duties and Responsibilities
As a Respiratory Pharmacologist you will execute routine drug discovery research experiments independently by applying electrophysiology and pharmacology techniques.
Interpret data and communicate the results to team members. You will support a team and work collaboratively with project managers to ensure the efficient relay of information and forward translation of data. You will maintain a well-developed understanding of approaches to drug discovery and apply a broader functional knowledge of the procedures used by diverse project groups to support the department where needed.
In this role you will also assess and report data, with little or no guidance, in a clear and concise manner, with a clear understanding of its implications within the overall context of drug discovery. Provide technical instruction to the team and allocate administrative work where possible. Share relevant external published papers with peers and communicate and share information between distinct projects within the bioscience function and across other functions
Finally ensures that your own work and work of peers is compliant with Good Laboratory Practice, Safety, Health and Environment standards and all other relevant internal AstraZeneca standards and external regulations.Essential Requirements
- Master’s degree in a related field
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For more information about the position please contact Dr Mark Birrell ().
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