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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health - Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Working within a team of scientists and technicians developing CAR T cell therapies for paediatric haematological malignancies, with direct day to day supervision of a senior scientist; Downstream processing of samples from cell lines, healthy donors and patients including: Cell culture and cryopreservation; Viral transduction (retro and lenti); Flow cytometric analysis of cells derived from animal models; Sample preparation for next generation sequencing techniques including RNAseq
Requirements: The appointee must at the time of taking up the post hold or completed the course for a Bachelors degree in a relevant field within the biological sciences. Extensive experience of techniques relevant to animal models is desirable
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1871903 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Specific unit / Sub department Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time (Job share considered) Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £31,479 £32,324 per annum Duties and Responsibilities A vacancy has become available for a graduate to work under supervision of experienced scientists as a research assistant developing animal models of CAR T cell therapy as well as other investigational tools to interrogate CAR T cell fitness Working within a team of scientists and technicians developing CAR T cell therapies for paediatric haematological malignancies, with direct day to day supervision of a senior scientist Downstream processing of samples from cell lines, healthy donors and patients including: - Cell culture and cryopreservation - Viral transduction (retro and lenti) - Flow cytometric analysis of cells derived from animal models - Sample preparation for next generation sequencing techniques including RNAseq - Improvement of techniques and drafting of SOPs related to the above. Designing, implementing animal models of CAR T cell therapy /- other investigational therapeutics Liaison with clinical team for receipt and logging of samples Entry of clinical data related to samples into databases The post is funded by a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) accelerator award for 12 months in the first instance. Key Requirements The appointee must at the time of taking up the post hold or completed the course for a Batchelors degree in a relevant field within the biological sciences. Extensive experience of techniques relevant to animal models is desirable. Further Details A job description and person specification can be found accessed at the bottom of this page. Detailed information regarding Sara Ghorashians group can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health/sara-ghorashian-research-page If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Khaled Islam at ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting the job reference. For further details on the role, please contact Dr Sara Ghorashian at s.ghorashian@ucl.ac.uk. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 5 Oct 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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