Research Assistant in Cell Therapy

University College London - UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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

The position is for a Research Assistant funded by the Cancer Research UK in the Cancer Section of the Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. The post holder will join an established team of scientists developing and delivering advanced cell therapies to children. The post holder will work on the development of a new treatment approach based on T-cells engineered to express a tumour-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) for children with neuroblastoma. The work will comprise validation of a new target antigen namely O-acetylated GD2, generation of antibodies, construction of CARs and evaluation of expression and function of CARs in human T-cells. The position is available for 12 months in the first instance. 

Applicants must have Master’s Degree in biological sciences or a related discipline. The postholder must have basic laboratory skills in molecular biology and cell biology, experience in mammalian cell culture, and flow cytometry and have the ability to communicate data and ideas effectively in both verbal and written forms. Previous experience in conducting research in the area of (tumour) immunology, cell therapy and/or gene therapy is desirable.

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

For any queries on the application process, please contact Dil Shah ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting the job reference.

Interview Date: TBC

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