Senior Research Technician at UCL

UCL Department/Division: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Specific unit/Sub department: Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy

Location: London, UK

Salary: £35,328 - £42,701 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)

Closing date: 30 January, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

The Position

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Technician who will join a multidisciplinary collaboration led by Professors DM Kullmann, MC Walker (both at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and S Schorge (UCL School of Pharmacy) that aims to bring gene therapy for refractory epilepsy to a clinical trial. 

The post-holder will be responsible for measuring the spread of viral vectors, transduction efficacy, cell-type specificity, and off-target effects. The initial work will be in a pre-clinical setting, and will support an application to embark on a clinical trial. The post-holder will also be responsible for handling, storage, and dispensing aliquots of clinical grade viral vectors for administration in a clinical trial, and for processing tissue that has been treated.

The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the Medical Research Council for 24 months initially.

Key Requirements

Applicants should have Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in Neuroscience or a related discipline. IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications), excellent oral and written communication skills and strong problem solving abilities are essential. Experience of working with viral vectors, immunohistochemistry or in-situ hybridization and experience of working with rodents are desirable. 

How to Apply

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: [email protected]).

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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