Research Assistant

University College London - UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Developmental Biology and Cancer

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. 

The position is for a Research Assistant funded by the DIPG Collaborative in the Cancer Section of the Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London.

The post holder will join an established team of scientists developing and delivering advanced cell therapies to children. The post holder will work on the development of a new treatment approach based on T-cells engineered to express a tumour-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive childhood brain tumour. The work will comprise validation of a new target antigens, generation of antibodies, construction of CARs and evaluation of expression and function of CARs in human T-cells.

This position is for 12 months in the first instance.

Applicants must have a university degree in a subject area relevant to cancer immunotherapy. The post holder must have laboratory skills in molecular biology and cell biology, experience in mammalian cell culture and have the ability to communicate data and ideas effectively in both verbal and written forms. Previous experience in conducting research in the area of (tumour) immunology, cell therapy and/or gene therapy is required.

UCL vacancy reference : 1594596.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you are unable to apply online please contact ICH Human Resources on  quoting job reference 1594596

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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