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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Research in the Experimental Epilepsy Group, based in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, spans across fundamental mechanisms of vesicle fusion and synaptic transmission, ion channel biology, experimental models of epilepsy, the function of neural circuits, and neurological diseases modelled in rodents and flies. We are now recruiting a Research Fellow to design, optimise, and validate an innovative gene therapy tool to treat Dravet syndrome, with translational potential. Under the supervision of Dr Gabriele Lignani you will use techniques including electrophysiology, molecular biology, in vivo electrophysiology, and behaviour
Requirements: You will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline, coupled with experience of in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology, molecular biology methods, and experience of working with rodents. Youll be a great communicator, have good interpersonal skills, and strong problem-solving abilities. Experience with immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy, and rodent behaviour, would be very desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1884181 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 Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Research in the Experimental Epilepsy Group, based in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, spans across fundamental mechanisms of vesicle fusion and synaptic transmission, ion channel biology, experimental models of epilepsy, the function of neural circuits, and neurological diseases modelled in rodents and flies. We are now recruiting a Research Fellow to design, optimise, and validate an innovative gene therapy tool to treat Dravet syndrome, with translational potential. Under the supervision of Dr Gabriele Lignani you will use techniques including electrophysiology, molecular biology, in vivo electrophysiology, and behaviour. The Institute offers 41 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays and college closure dates), a generous pension scheme, access to UCLs community benefits including lunch-hour lectures, exhibitions, and museums, as well as an extensive range of staff benefits . The post is available from July September 2022 and is funded by GOSH Charity and Sparks until 03 April 2024 in the first instance. Key Requirements You will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline, coupled with experience of in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology, molecular biology methods, and experience of working with rodents. Youll be a great communicator, have good interpersonal skills, and strong problem-solving abilities. Experience with immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy, and rodent behaviour, would be very 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 £32,217 - £33,958 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 full person specification can be accessed below. To apply for the vacancy, please click the Apply Now button below. For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Gabriele Lignani ( g.lignani@ucl.ac.uk ). If you have any queries regarding the the application process, please contact the Institute of Neurology HR Team ( ion.hradmin@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 30 May 2022 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 and person specification Apply Now
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