Research Associate

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Department of Cell Biology. She/he will join collaborative research groups headed by Maria Balda, Karl Matter and Virginia Calder that are specialised in the analysis of signalling mechanisms that guide ocular inflammation in vivo in the mouse.

The successful applicant will focus on the analysis of tight junction-associated signalling mechanisms during ocular inflammation in vivo in the mouse. The aim of the project will be to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms to inhibit the inflammatory response (Am J Pathol. 2015;185(5):1324-33; Clin Med Res. 2006;4(4):294-309).

The position is funded by Wellcome Trust for a period of sixteen months in the first instance.

This position requires a PhD in Cell/Molecular/ Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, or another related discipline. The person appointed will have a UK personal animal licence, experience in mouse husbandry, analysis of mouse tissues and cell and molecular biology (expression analysis at protein and mRNA level, quantitative biochemical and cell-based assays, fluorescence microscopy). The project also requires mouse eye function assessments techniques.

UCL vacancy reference: 1675404

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

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Maria Balda (email: For enquiries regarding the application process please email:

Closing Date: 3 November 2017

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

Interview Date: TBC

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