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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: EGA Institute for Women's Health - Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant position in an exciting research programme held at the newly built Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, on developing innovative treatments for the brittle bone disease osteogenesis imperfecta. The aim of the research is to combine cellular reprogramming to pluripotency (iPSCs), CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, organ-on-chip and model organisms to develop to next generation of stem cell-based (stem cells and exosomes) personalised therapeutics for the treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta
Requirements: Bone tissue analysis (histology and mechanical) and micro CT experience is essential, and experience with cell biology and osteogenesis is an advantage; Applicants must have a personal animal license; Previous experience with a productive track record working with mouse models of OI is strongly recommended, though individuals with an exceptional track record in related areas such as other models of bone fragility, are also encouraged to apply
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1809932 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division EGA Institute for Women's Health Specific unit / Sub department Maternal & Fetal Medicine Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £30,922 Duties and Responsibilities Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant position in an exciting research programme held at the newly built Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, on developing innovative treatments for the brittle bone disease osteogenesis imperfecta. The aim of the research is to combine cellular reprogramming to pluripotency (iPSCs), CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, organ-on-chip and model organisms to develop to next generation of stem cell-based (stem cells and exosomes) personalised therapeutics for the treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta. The successful candidate will contribute to 3 aspects of the research programme: To set up breeding colonies of mouse models of OI. To analyse OI bone (controls and transplanted) microarchitecture using micro CT. To analyse bones histology (controls and transplanted). The post is funded for 3 years and is available 1st October 2019. Key Requirements Bone tissue analysis (histology and mechanical) and micro CT experience is essential, and experience with cell biology and osteogenesis is an advantage. Applicants must have a personal animal license. Previous experience with a productive track record working with mouse models of OI is strongly recommended, though individuals with an exceptional track record in related areas such as other models of bone fragility, are also encouraged to apply. 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 vacancy, please contact Dr. Pascale V Guillot, p.guillot@ucl.ac.uk , 44(0)7703 343 449. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact HR Administrator at IfWH Christina Ahlfors, at 020 3108 2033 or c.ahlfors@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 8 Jul 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and 'beacon' status in advancing gender equality. 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 and Person Specification Apply Now
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