Research Associate

UCL Institute of Neurology - Department of Molecular Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join a team of researchers within the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, under the supervision of Dr. Rita Guerreiro.

The post holder will work on the project “Using genetics to understand the role of APOE in Alzheimer’s disease” with full responsibility in sample collection, assurance that informed consent from participants and ethical approval are obtained, genetic assays design, development of sequencing and other genetic analyses, genetic data analyses and write up of the results obtained. The post holder will ensure that the study will be developed, completed and delivered in line with the agreed targets, following research best practices.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject area, and experience in human genetics. Experience in next generation sequencing protocols and data analyses is essential, as are strong problem solving abilities, an understanding of research methodologies and a commitment to meeting scientific objectives within agreed timelines. Experience in molecular biology and proficiency in statistics and coding (R, Python) is desirable.  

The post is available immediately and is funded for two years in the first instance by a grant from an anonymous foundation. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 in the range £34,056 - £34,984 per annum including London Allowance, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1573626.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, Personnel Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr R Guerreiro (email: 

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