Available Jobs

Postdoctoral positions

– as a Research associate

A BBSRC-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to join the laboratory of Giorgio Gilestro in the Department of Life Sciences, based at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College, in the heart of London.

The main focus of the laboratory is to shed light on the functions of sleep and its evolution, largely using Drosophila melanogaster as the animal model and using a combination of genetics and behavioural analysis.

The applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in a biomedical discipline by the start of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with considerable work experience in genetics, methods for neural circuit tracing and manipulation, fluorescence microscopy, in vivo imaging, or behavioral analysis. Previous experience with Drosophila would be very advantageous but it is not required. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the laboratory, familiarity with computer programming, hacking, or mathematical modelling are highly appreciated.

Crucial are: the ability to work as part of a team, the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and a creative approach to problem-solving. The research associate will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to write clearly and succinctly for publication.

This is a fixed-term position for 36 months in the first instance with a possibility of extension subject to funding.

For more information on the laboratory, please visit our lab webpage at: https://lab.gilest.ro

For informal inquiries don’t hesitate to get in touch with the PI, Giorgio Gilestro.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/jobs (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NAT01209 into “Keywords” – or simply click here if you are reading this online).

Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

– as a fellow

I would be happy to sponsor good applicants for external fellowships. We have been successful in the past with EMBO LTFs, EMBO STFs, and Marie Curie IFs. If you are interested in working in the lab and you have a competitive CV, please do get in touch.

How to gain a student placement in the lab

Are you an undergraduate or Master’s student interested in working with the lab during the summer or throughout the year? Great. Read here on how to apply.

Are you an internal Master student interested in joining us for a lab rotation? Start from here.