Research Associate

University College London - UCL - Division of Medicine

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The UCL Division of Medicine is a major biomedical research centre and a leader in medical and health research, bringing together clinical and basic scientists undertaking world-leading interdisciplinary research, teaching and patient-care. The Division is part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, one of the four UCL Faculties that create the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, which is one of the largest and most renowned groupings of academics in biomedical, life and population health sciences (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/). These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

A Research Associate position is available from January 2017 in the laboratories of Dr Richard Day (Applied Biomedical Engineering Group; http://www.ucl.ac.uk/day-lab) and Prof. Simon Gaisford (UCL School of Pharmacy) to develop and characterize a novel drug-device adjuvant treatment for radical prostatectomy. The project is funded by Cancer Research UK and the post holder will bridge the research groups within UCL and closely collaborate with co-investigators within UCL Hospital (Mr Hashim Ahmed) and the Institute of Cancer Research (Prof. Johann de Bono).

This post is funded for 30 months in the first instance.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in materials science, biomedical engineering, pharmacology or life science discipline and a knowledge of cancer cell biology and pharmacology is essential. The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team manufacturing and characterizing microparticle-drug combinations that will involve pharmaceutics, toxicology and pharmacokinetic analyses. Key skills required of the post holder are polymer chemistry, materials characterization, cell culture, toxicology and pharmacokinetics. Necessary training in specialist techniques will be provided; the main criterion for this role is an innovative approach to problem solving.

UCL vacancy reference : 1606337.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Richard Day ( r.m.day@ucl.ac.uk ). For any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process please contact Aisha Carroll ( a.carroll@ucl.ac.uk ).

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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