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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Department of Neuroinflammation
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's Disease risk gene variants expressed in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived microglia. The Fellow will, under the direction of Professors Jennifer Pocock and John Hardy, take a multidisciplinary approach to understand the consequences of AD risk genes on the response of microglia
Requirements: We are interested in attracting a dynamic and enthusiastic scientist with, or close to obtaining, a PhD (the thesis must have been submitted by the agreed start-date in post) in an appropriate field of study (neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology), an honours degree (minimum 2: 1) in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology, cell biology, molecular biology or a related discipline, highly collaborative and interactive skills, and expertise in cell culture techniques, biochemical, metabolic and molecular methodologies, and image analyses. Experience in the use of iPSCs is desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1872020 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 Neuroinflammation Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 - £37,952 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's Disease risk gene variants expressed in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived microglia. The Fellow will, under the direction of Professors Jennifer Pocock and John Hardy, take a multidisciplinary approach to understand the consequences of AD risk genes on the response of microglia. The post is part of an 8.8 million International Consortium "PHAGO" which requires a willingness to collaborate with UK and EU academic and industrial partners. The post is available immediately and is funded by the EU through an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) grant for one year or the period to 31 October 2021, whichever is the sooner, in the first instance. Key Requirements We are interested in attracting a dynamic and enthusiastic scientist with, or close to obtaining, a PhD (the thesis must have been submitted by the agreed start-date in post) in an appropriate field of study (neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology), an honours degree (minimum 2:1) in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology, cell biology, molecular biology or a related discipline, highly collaborative and interactive skills, and expertise in cell culture techniques, biochemical, metabolic and molecular methodologies, and image analyses. Experience in the use of iPSCs is desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 - £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. 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 Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG (email: IoN/HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk). Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Jennifer Pocock (email: j.pocock@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 31 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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