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Position: Senior Research Fellow and Human Cell Models Facility Manager UK DRI
Institution: University College London
Department: UK Dementia Research Centre (UK DRI)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking an energetic and proactive individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about human cell models and their impact on our understanding of neurological diseases. The postholder will also be responsible for identifying and establishing cutting edge methodology, including iPSC, neurons derived by direct conversion and complex organoids. Additionally, the position integrates an advisory component on human cell model culture and differentiation protocols, a consultatory role on experiment design, planning and interpretation (including statistical analysis), resource and personnel management, training of personnel and administrative responsibilities
Requirements: Applicant should have a PhD awarded in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or related discipline and significant experience in human stem cell culture and differentiation of human stem cells. Leadership and decision-making skills matched with a collegial attitude, excellent time management, and excellent communication skills are also a requirement
   
Text: Senior Research Fellow and Human Cell Models Facility Manager UK DRI, - Ref:1867225 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UK Dementia Research Centre (UK DRI) Location of position London Grade 8 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £44,674 - £52,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of these diseases. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap. Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test. We are seeking an energetic and proactive individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about human cell models and their impact on our understanding of neurological diseases. The ideal candidate has practical and recent hands-on expertise in a number of state-of-the-art human cell differentiation techniques and understands the necessary groundwork required in managing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a fast-paced, collaborative, state-of-the-art human cell model facility. The postholder will also be responsible for identifying and establishing cutting edge methodology, including iPSC, neurons derived by direct conversion and complex organoids. Additionally, the position integrates an advisory component on human cell model culture and differentiation protocols, a consultatory role on experiment design, planning and interpretation (including statistical analysis), resource and personnel management, training of personnel and administrative responsibilities. The post is available immediately and is funded by the UK DRI at UCL for 2 years the first instance. Key Requirements Driven and motivated scientists with excellent track records in cell/developmental biology and/or in Alzheimers disease/ neurodegeneration/neuroscience and/or related fields are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate has practical and recent hands-on expertise in a number of state-of-the-art human cell differentiation techniques and understands the necessary groundwork required in managing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a fast-paced, collaborative, state-of-the-art human cell model facility. Driven and motivated scientists with excellent track records in cell/developmental biology and/or in Alzheimers disease/ neurodegeneration/neuroscience and/or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicant should have a PhD awarded in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or related discipline and significant experience in human stem cell culture and differentiation of human stem cells. Leadership and decision-making skills matched with a collegial attitude, excellent tome management, and excellent communication skills are also a requirement. This is a unique opportunity to work in a vibrant research environment and at the cutting edge of disease-related neuroscience within the UK DRI at UCL and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, as well as through collaboration with external laboratories and industry. Further Details A job description and full person specification can be accessed below. To apply for the vacancy, please click the Apply Now button below. For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Selina Wray ( Selina.Wray@ucl.ac.uk ). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, 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 20 Jun 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 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 Apply Now
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