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Position: Research Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Department of Nueromascular Diseases
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The successful candidate will provide technical support within a team of researchers based in Prof Houlden’s lab as part of initiatives such as the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF) Parkinson’s disease project, the Synaptopathies Neurogenetics project and The MRC International Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Requirements: The successful candidate should have a degree (minimum 2: 2) in Biological Sciences or a related discipline and a background in molecular biology or cell culture techniques. Experience of working with samples such as Human blood and DNA, excellent time management, and ability to work to strict objectives is essential. Good inter-personal skills with an aptitude to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, ability to work in a high-pressure environment are also required. Experience of culturing fibroblasts/tissue culture techniques and technical excellence and experimental reproducibility is desirable
   
Text: Research Technician, - Ref:1864546 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 Nueromascular Diseases Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £29,089 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a full-time or part-time (0.6 FTE) Research Technician in the Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, under the supervision of Professor Henry Houlden. The successful candidate will provide technical support within a team of researchers based in Prof Houldens lab as part of initiatives such as the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF) Parkinsons disease project, the Synaptopathies Neurogenetics project and The MRC International Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. These are important international projects working with lower and middle income countries on the genetic analysis of neurological disorders and the building of cohorts form clinical trials. Cutting edge genetic techniques will be used such as genome/exome and long-read nanopore and PacBio sequencing. Primarily blood/DNA, clinical details and investigations will be collected on > 20,000 samples, the largest of its kind in the world. We will also generate patient fibroblast cells, carry out functional investigations and using these to generate high impact translational results. In addition, the technician will be responsible for culturing and maintaining a range of cell models and analysing cell lines. The appointee will also be trained and carry out molecular biology techniques such as Sanger and next generation array and exome/genome sequencing, be responsible for initial data review and processing and working with the bioinformatic team for analysis. The post will also involve writing talks and working on publications with the team and suit a motivated, ambitious, hardworking person. The post holder will also work closely with academics and clinicians and there will be the opportunity to study for a higher degree such as a PhD part-time during this appointment. The post is available immediately and is funded from the Michael J Fox Foundation for 16 months full-time or until 30 June 2022 at 0.6 FTE in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate should have a degree (minimum 2:2) in Biological Sciences or a related discipline and a background in molecular biology or cell culture techniques. Experience of working with samples such as Human blood and DNA, excellent time management, and ability to work to strict objectives is essential. Good inter-personal skills with an aptitude to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, ability to work in a high-pressure environment are also required. Experience of culturing fibroblasts / tissue culture techniques and technical excellence and experimental reproducibility is desirable. 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 ). Please contact Prof Henry Houlden for more information about the role ( h.houlden@ucl.ac.uk ) The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. 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. Closing Date 25 Apr 2020 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 and person specification Apply Now
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