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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL School of Pharmacy - The Research Department of Pharmacology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The candidate will be working in the laboratory of Professor Ahad Rahim (University College London) on an exciting and innovative project of developing gene therapy for the treatment of Niemann-Pick type C disease and moving this program towards clinical trial; The project is funded by the UK Medical Research Council and involves collaboration with Professor Paul Gissen (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) and Professor Frances Platt (University of Oxford); The candidate will be assessing novel cutting-edge gene therapy viral vectors in vivo and conducting behavioural and locomotor assessments followed by neuropathology studies. The candidate will also be working on assay development to support clinical translation
Requirements: The candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics or a related area, or have submitted a thesis prior to appointment; They must hold a UK Home Office Personal licence with experience in breeding and maintaining transgenic rodent colonies and in vivo work in the neuroscience field; The candidate should also have significant experience of cell and molecular biology techniques and excellent communication skills
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1872369 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL School of Pharmacy Specific unit / Sub department The Research Department of Pharmacology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028-£43,533 Duties and Responsibilities The candidate will be working in the laboratory of Professor Ahad Rahim (University College London) on an exciting and innovative project of developing gene therapy for the treatment of Niemann-Pick type C disease and moving this program towards clinical trial. The project is funded by the UK Medical Research Council and involves collaboration with Professor Paul Gissen (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) and Professor Frances Platt (University of Oxford). The candidate will be assessing novel cutting-edge gene therapy viral vectors in vivo and conducting behavioural and locomotor assessments followed by neuropathology studies. The candidate will also be working on assay development to support clinical translation. Key Requirements The candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics or a related area, or have submitted a thesis prior to appointment. They must hold a UK Home Office Personal licence with experience in breeding and maintaining transgenic rodent colonies and in vivo work in the neuroscience field. The candidate should also have significant experience of cell and molecular biology techniques and excellent communication skills. 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 vacancy or the application process, please contact The School of Pharmacy Staffing and HR Office (sop.hr@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 14 Nov 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to 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. JD and person specification Apply Now
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