Research Assistant: Cells for Sight Stem Cell Therapy Manufacturing

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £30,316 - £31,967 per annum., inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Cells for Sight Stem Cell Therapy Research Assistant within the Department of Ocular Biology and Therapeutics.

The post-holder will be central to an exciting research initiative providing cultured stem cells and primary human cells for human transplantation, and will carry out a wide range of duties including:

isolation, culture and preparation of human cells, including limbal stem cells, for transplantation; Grade B clean room maintenance; and record keeping in accordance with the EU Directives.

The post-holder will also contribute to experimental work aimed at improving existing, and introducing new, cell-based therapies for the treatment of blinding eye diseases and other pathologies.

The position is funded until March 2020 in the first instance.

The applicant must hold a BSc (Hons) degree in a biological discipline. Previous experience of culturing limbal stem cells for human transplantation in a Grade B clean room in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice as it applies to cell therapy will be desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1680358

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 Prof Julie T. Daniels (E:mail

If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email:

Closing Date: 23 October 2017

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

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