Month: August 2019

Teaching opportunity for PhD students – BMB GTA recruitment call 2019/2020

BSc Medical Biosciences is recruiting Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) to assist with the lab practical teaching in the Year 1 and Year 2 Lab Pod Modules.

We are looking for current Imperial PhD students who are interested in applying to be a GTA in 2019/20 to give practical lab demonstrations on the BSc in Medical Biosciences (BMB) programme, run in the Faculty of Medicine.  Labs run throughout the academic year, and you will work alongside teaching fellows to supervise and guide first or second year undergraduate students.

We are looking for potential GTAs with experience in at least one of the following techniques: cell culture, RQ-PCR, western blot, flow cytometry, bacterial cloning, CRISPR, or who have demonstrated in any of the current lab practicals run for undergraduates or at masters level courses using similar techniques. You should feel comfortable troubleshooting techniques, and discussing results with the students.

If you are interested please read the attached information sheet and complete this expression of interest form by September 6th.

You will need to be able to attend training on one of the following days:

September 17th at 1pm

September 19th at 10am

September 25th at 1pm

Training sessions will be run in North lab 2 on the 3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building at Hammersmith Hospital and will last 3 hours.

Expression of interest form:

Link to Padlet for any questions:

Dr John Logan

Teaching Fellow

BSc Medical Biosciences

Imperial College London

Introductory Medical Statistics Course – Thursday 14 to Friday 15 November 2019 – National Heart and Lung Institute, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY

Course name: Introductory Medical Statistics

Dates: Thursday 14 to Friday 15 November 2019

Venue: National Heart and Lung Institute, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY


A preliminary programme is accessible via the webpage.

Description: a two-day course designed to introduce anyone who uses statistics in their work or research to:

– statistical concepts including overview of different study designs

– identifying and describing different data types

– selection of appropriate statistical tests

– calculation of sample size for basic study designs

– principles and application of various forms of regression analysis, including survival analysis

The course alternates classical lectures with practical sessions on the application of these methods to real data and their critical review through paper critique.

Target audience: Doctors, nurses, clinical research fellows and postgraduate students – please note discount for students and trainees, mentioned below.

Accreditation: 12 CPD points to be sought from the Royal College of Physicians.

Please note that the course is limited to 60 places, and is expected to fill quickly.  Registration will close at end of day on 21 October; or sooner if full before then (which is likely).


Please note the discount for students and trainees:

– Student/trainee concessionary: £175

– First ten NHLI/RBHT delegates (non-student/trainee) concessionary: £280

– Academic/NHS/corporate: £350


Booking link (takes card payments only):

Introductory Medical Statistics – 14-15 November 2019 – NHLI, London SW3

Further information: , tel 020 7594 7990.

I hope the above will be of interest.

Best wishes



Magda Wheatley

Departmental Administrator /

Secretary to Professor Paul Cullinan

National Heart & Lung Institute (Imperial College)

Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health

1b Manresa Road

London  SW3 6LR

Tel:  020 7594 7990

Course details:

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