Research Technician: Synaptic Connectivity and Synapse Degeneration

University College London - UCL Research Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

A Research Technician position is available to contribute to studies aimed at unravelling the mechanisms that lead to synaptic dysfunction and degeneration in neurodegenerative diseases. The technician will be based in the laboratory of Professor Patricia Salinas at UCL main campus. The lab is primarily focused on understanding the function of Wnt proteins in these processes in health and in neurodegenerative diseases. The applicants will use a range of molecular biology, cellular and electrophysiological approaches. The candidates will have access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities and will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists in the ARUK Drug Discovery Institute at UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.

The post is funded by the MRC for one year in the first instance with the possibility of further funding, and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc, MSc or hold equivalent experience in biological sciences, particularly molecular biology and genetics or possess a good understanding of the subject area. Working experience of molecular biology or cell imaging techniques is essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1672886

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Patricia Salinas (email:, telephone: 020 7679 6577). For an outline of the lab’s research interests, please follow:

and then click If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing Team ( and quote the reference 1672886.

Closing Date: 28 October 2017

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.

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