Research Associate

University College London - UCL-Division of Biosciences / Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

The postholder will be required to carry out research in the area of cranial functional anatomy. This will include: obtaining and manipulating Micro-CT image data and 3-D models using AVISO and other relevant programmes; vertebrate dissection to record and remove soft tissues; analysis of soft tissues using SEM and different histological techniques (in association with staff at UCL and the University of Aberdeen); recording, analysing, presenting and writing up the results (as part of a research team). This post will work in close collaboration with a second Research Associate at the University of Hull who is responsible for the more computational aspects of the project (Finite Element Analysis, Multibody Dynamics Analysis).

The post is available until 31 August 2018 in the first instance.

The post holder will hold a PhD in Evolutionary Morphology, Functional Anatomy or a related area and have knowledge of vertebrate cranial anatomy.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. Or if about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at Grade 6B (£29,809- £31,432 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1585302

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Scott Boyne on quoting the reference number 1585302 in the subject line.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Susan E. Evans on

Closing Date: 28 October 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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