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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Medicine - Research Department of Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are looking to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated individual for a full-time post conducting pre-clinical work on patients with advanced liver disease; The successful post holder will join Dr OBriens team at UCLs Division of Medicine consisting of a postdoctoral research associate, 2 PhD students, a research nurse, data manager and clinical team; The appointee will work alongside other members of the team on a new project looking at changes in immunometabolism and their link to immune function, in order to translate research discoveries into developing better, more effective treatments for advanced liver disease patients. The work will employ a wide range of techniques including isolation and culture of human primary cells, immune function studies using Flow cytometry; RNA extraction and qPCR; and plasma metabolomics analysis
Requirements: The post holder must possess a BSc or MSc in biological sciences or in a relevant discipline. Experience of working in a laboratory environment as part of a team including Health & Safety issues and having the ability to keep up with the relevant scientific literature are all essential. Previous experience of working with human samples to GCLP standards and Flow Cytometry technique is required, although further training can be provided
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1816585 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Medicine Specific unit / Sub department Research Department of Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £30,922 per annum Duties and Responsibilities We are looking to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated individual for a full-time post conducting pre-clinical work on patients with advanced liver disease. The successful post holder will join Dr OBriens team at UCLs Division of Medicine consisting of a postdoctoral research associate, 2 PhD students, a research nurse, data manager and clinical team. The appointee will work alongside other members of the team on a new project looking at changes in immunometabolism and their link to immune function, in order to translate research discoveries into developing better, more effective treatments for advanced liver disease patients. The work will employ a wide range of techniques including isolation and culture of human primary cells, immune function studies using Flow cytometry; RNA extraction and qPCR; and plasma metabolomics analysis. The post is funded by the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre for 1 year in the first instance and is available to start at the beginning of September 2019. Key Requirements The post holder must possess a BSc or MSc in biological sciences or in a relevant discipline. Experience of working in a laboratory environment as part of a team including Health & Safety issues and having the ability to keep up with the relevant scientific literature are all essential. Previous experience of working with human samples to GCLP standards and Flow Cytometry technique is required, although further training can be provided. Further Details A job description can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Alastair O'Brien (a.o'brien@ucl.ac.uk). For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia (a.gorasia@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 17 Jul 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 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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