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Position: Research Technician (Viral Vectors)
Institution: University College London
Department: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of SWC is to generate and test experimentally tractable theories of brain function; We are looking for an experienced virologist/molecular biologist/viral technician keen to work in a world-class neuroscience research centre and to join the Viral Vector Core at SWC. Youll have the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art research laboratories, using cutting-edge scientific equipment, in our purpose-built and award-winning building in the heart of London; The post holder will be responsible for virus production/purification, mainly of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs), as well as quality controls and basic molecular cloning of new viral vector constructs under the supervision of the facility manager. They will contribute to equipment and laboratory maintenance and will keep accurate and detailed documentation. You will be part of a small team but will also be working independently and therefore strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills are required. You will also be able to regularly interact with SWC research groups to aid the design and generation of new vectors, and provide advice and expertise for SWC research projects
Requirements: Passionate about rigorous and high-quality science, youll have previously worked in a research laboratory and hold an undergraduate degree (2: 1 or above) in any life sciences discipline. Youll have practical experience in the production of rAAV, cell/tissue culture and virus titration techniques, and be organised and robust in your record keeping. A collaborative approach to your work, coupled with strong communication and interpersonal skills, is essential
   
Text: Research Technician (Viral Vectors), - Ref:1873470 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of SWC is to generate and test experimentally tractable theories of brain function. We are looking for an experienced virologist/molecular biologist/viral technician keen to work in a world-class neuroscience research centre and to join the Viral Vector Core at SWC. Youll have the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art research laboratories, using cutting-edge scientific equipment, in our purpose-built and award-winning building in the heart of London. The post holder will be responsible for virus production/purification, mainly of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs), as well as quality controls and basic molecular cloning of new viral vector constructs under the supervision of the facility manager. They will contribute to equipment and laboratory maintenance and will keep accurate and detailed documentation. You will be part of a small team but will also be working independently and therefore strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills are required. You will also be able to regularly interact with SWC research groups to aid the design and generation of new vectors, and provide advice and expertise for SWC research projects. The post is funded until 31 July 2021 in the first instance. Key Requirements Passionate about rigorous and high-quality science, youll have previously worked in a research laboratory and hold an undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in any life sciences discipline. Youll have practical experience in the production of rAAV, cell/tissue culture and virus titration techniques, and be organised and robust in your record keeping. A collaborative approach to your work, coupled with strong communication and interpersonal skills, is essential. 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. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre team, swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk, 020 3108 8011. 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. Closing Date 3 Jan 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date 14 January 2021 Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. 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 and person specification Apply Now
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