Research Associate in Novel Therapeutic Delivery Systems

University College London - UCL Division of Medicine

The successful candidate would be joining a research team headed by Dr Jennifer Rohn, Principal Research Associate and head of the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection group within UCL’s Centre for Nephrology, conducting exciting projects on new treatments for chronic and recurrent UTI. The lab works at the multidisciplinary interface between basic cell biology, clinical research, biotechnology and engineering to develop better treatments and diagnostics for this serious global health problem, with a strong “bedside to bench and bench back to bedside” ethos. Current lab interests focus on bacterial invasion and reservoirs, biofilms, antibiotic resistance, human tissue organoid models, innate immunity, and novel nano- and micro-capsule-based local treatment strategies – one of which has attracted Series A industrial funding towards pre-clinical and clinical trials.The post-holder will be required to contribute to research aimed at optimizing an entirely novel localized microbubble therapy which is nearly ready for preclinical testing, and to help pioneer other delivery systems.

Funding is available for four years in the first instance.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an area related to microbiology, cell biology or related life sciences and have experience of delivering high-quality academic research using appropriate methods. Proven ability and commitment to carry out high quality research leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is essential, as is experience in tissue culture, whilst experience of confocal microscopy is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion about the post or please contact Dr Jennifer Rohn j.rohn@ucl.ac.uk Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to: a.machinn@ucl.ac.uk

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