Research Technician ATECT

University College London - Cancer Institute

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £27,545 - £32,281 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The main focus of the Pule group is the genetic engineering of T-cells for therapeutic application. This purpose of this position is to assist with and lead on some aspects of ongoing and new translational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy projects. The project will involve protein engineering to develop CAR constructs for novel targets.

 Duties and responsibilities for this post include but are not limited to molecular cloning of required constructs, viral vector generation and purification, staining and performing multiparametric flow cytometry, tissue processing, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry skills. The post is funded by European Commission FP7 for one year in the first instance.

The successful applicant should have robust experience of transduction of T-cells (with chimeric antigen receptors/other) and of assessing/quantitating T cell function. Pre-clinical work will require in vitro and in vivo modelling of cellular therapies. Knowledge of molecular cloning, T-cell signalling and kinetics and experience in tissue processing, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry would be desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1660235

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

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Nidhi Gosain (HR Officer), n.gosain@ucl.ac.uk

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

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Visas and Immigration rules and therefore UCL would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 visa.

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