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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: EGA Institute for Women's Health - Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Gene Transfer Technology Group
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant position in an exciting research programme held at the EGA Institute for Womens Health, Gene Transfer Technology group to develop novel treatments for childhood epilepsy. The aim of the research is to evaluate viral gene therapies in transgenic models of childhood epilepsy; The successful candidate will contribute to these primary aspects of the research programme: 1. To analyse viral vector analysis in the brain and spine 2. To analyse brain and spine histology
Requirements: Previous experience with analysing mouse transgenic brain spine and visceral organ tissues; Use of microtome and cryostat; Brain and spine Immunohistochemistry and neuropathology experience is essential; Light microscopy experience; In vitro experience in cell culture, fluorescent cell imaging and analysis; Molecular biology experience in cloning, primer design, PCR, restriction digests
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1876845 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division EGA Institute for Women's Health Specific unit / Sub department Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Gene Transfer Technology Group Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £31,542 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant position in an exciting research programme held at the EGA Institute for Womens Health, Gene Transfer Technology group to develop novel treatments for childhood epilepsy. The aim of the research is to evaluate viral gene therapies in transgenic models of childhood epilepsy. The successful candidate will contribute to these primary aspects of the research programme: 1. To analyse viral vector analysis in the brain and spine 2. To analyse brain and spine histology. The post is funded for 1 year and is available 1st August 2021. Key Requirements 1, Previous experience with analysing mouse transgenic brain spine and visceral organ tissues 2, Use of microtome and cryostat 3, Brain and spine Immunohistochemistry and neuropathology experience is essential. 4, Light microscopy experience 5, In vitro experience in cell culture, fluorescent cell imaging and analysis. 6, Molecular biology experience in cloning, primer design, PCR, restriction digests 7, Publication in peer review journals 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, please contact Dr.Joanne Ng , j.ng@ucl.ac.uk or Dr Rajvinder Karda, r.karda@ucl.ac.uk If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact our HR Administrator at IfWH, Aqsa Andaloussi a.hjiej-andaloussi@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 1 Jul 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and 'beacon' status 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 & Person Specification Apply Now
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