Non-Clinical Lecturer in Genetics and Genomic Medicine

University College London - Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

GGM is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with an international reputation for research into rare genetic disorders. See http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/research/genetics-genomic-medicine for details of current staff and work.

The main strengths within the Programme are human genetics and genomics, mass spectrometry based proteomics and metabolomics research across a wide range of areas in child and adolescent physical and mental health. The candidate must show the potential to develop their own innovative research program that can attract sustained extramural funding in an area that will complement and perhaps broaden existing projects.

We are keen to attract candidates with an excellent research track record, teaching interest and experience in the discovery and development of novel therapies for the treatment of genetic diseases. This academic research position is located within the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Programme where research is focused on translational genetic research including gene discovery, gene analysis, diagnostics and genetic therapies. The successful candidate will develop a translational research programme aimed at characterizing and correcting therapeutic targets based on novel nucleic acid technologies, particularly RNA- based, or RNA-targeted therapeutics (e.g., mRNA, RNA modifying oligonucleotides, microRNA, lncRNA, siRNA) as well as gene editing and their delivery, with a focus on translating these technologies to clinical applications. This position would suit someone with an interest in genetic therapies, and ideally with expertise in any aspect of RNA therapeutics, oligonucleotide therapies or gene editing.

The successful candidate will join one of the existing research groups in GGM as appropriate for their research field. They will receive mentorship and support from the group PI and from the appropriate Section Head as well as from the GGM Programme Head and Deputy.

The successful candidate must have: A PhD and extensive subsequent experience in a population, policy or practice field relevant to research undertaken within GGM; they must also have a proven record of relevant research, with publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and experience with teaching and supervision of under-graduate and postgraduate students.

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

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk .

Interview Date: TBC

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