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Position: IPSC and Differentiated Cell Technician UKDRI
Institution: University College London
Department: The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We offer an exceptional opportunity for a research technician to support research programmes within the UK DRI at UCL, in collaboration with the Wray Lab (Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology). Projects will be undertaken as part of the UK DRI at UCL Cell Models Program which includes projects using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), neurons created by direct conversion, and organoids. The post holder will contribute to multiple projects through the culture of reprogrammed and differentiated cells lines into defined cellular subtypes
Requirements: We are seeking an energetic and proactive individual who is passionate about cell models and their impact on our understanding of neurological diseases. The ideal candidate has experience of cell culture in a rigorous and high quality manner. Applicants should have a BSc awarded or near completion in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or related discipline, and experience of working with stem cells. Excellent time management skills, the ability to work under pressure, and excellent written and oral communication skills are also a requirement
   
Text: iPSC and Differentiated Cell Technician UKDRI, - Ref:1867224 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £29,089 - £34,090 per annum Duties and Responsibilities 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 offer an exceptional opportunity for a research technician to support research programmes within the UK DRI at UCL, in collaboration with the Wray Lab (Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology). Projects will be undertaken as part of the UK DRI at UCL Cell Models Program which includes projects using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), neurons created by direct conversion, and organoids. The post holder will contribute to multiple projects through the culture of reprogrammed and differentiated cells lines into defined cellular subtypes. The main responsibilities of the postholder will be to expand and maintain stocks of iPSC lines, perform quality control of iPSC to maintain the high quality cell lines, and the culture and differentiation of iPSC into neurons, glia and organoids. 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. The post is available immediately and is funded by the UK DRI at UCL for 2 years the first instance. Key Requirements We are seeking an energetic and proactive individual who is passionate about cell models and their impact on our understanding of neurological diseases. The ideal candidate has experience of cell culture in a rigourous and high quality manner. Applicants should have a BSc awarded or near completion in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or related discipline, and experience of working with stem cells. Excellent time management skills, the ability to work under pressure, and excellent written and oral 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 application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@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 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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