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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The post holder will be in charge of a variety of lab techniques. This includes acquiring daily behavioural measurements of perceptual decisions in mice; molecular methods for large-scale analysis of gene expression in brain tissue; and designing and building lab equipment and software. The post holder will not only apply the methods currently used in the laboratory, but also work creatively to improve their efficacy and expand their reach
Requirements: The successful applicant will hold a BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Medicine, Physics, Engineering, or a related field), and must have laboratory experience. An ability to learn new procedures and techniques and perform them precisely is essential. Ability to organise own work without extensive supervision and to interact successfully with others and to learn new skills is essential. Experience working with RNA would be desirable, as would Computer programming ability (MATLAB, Python, C++), a Home Office Personal Licence, experience with rodent behaviour, or lab techniques such as immunocytochemistry
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1796200 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Department of Neuromuscular Diseases & UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?30,922 - ?32,607 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant in the Cortical Processing Laboratory at University College London, led by Profs. Kenneth Harris (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) and Matteo Carandini (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). The laboratory investigates how the cerebral cortex processes sensory information and integrates it with information from within the brain. The post holder will be in charge of a variety of lab techniques. This includes acquiring daily behavioural measurements of perceptual decisions in mice; molecular methods for large-scale analysis of gene expression in brain tissue; and designing and building lab equipment and software. The post holder will not only apply the methods currently used in the laboratory, but also work creatively to improve their efficacy and expand their reach. The post holder will also assist the Laboratory Manager and other members of the group performing a variety of experiments such as immunohistochemistry, development of hardware/software for experimental controls and prepare and analyse data for publications and presentations. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for 1 year in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful applicant will hold a BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Medicine, Physics, Engineering, or a related field), and must have laboratory experience. An ability to learn new procedures and techniques and perform them precisely is essential. Ability to organise own work without extensive supervision and to interact successfully with others and to learn new skills is essential. Experience working with RNA would be desirable, as would Computer programming ability (MATLAB, Python, C++), a Home Office Personal Licence, experience with rodent behaviour, or lab techniques such as immunocytochemistry. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. 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: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk ). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 6 Apr 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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