Research Associate in the Retinal Cell Biology

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology - Cell Biology

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate position in a research programme in the cell biology of neurodegeneration caused by mutations in rhodopsin.

The post is funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator award for 5 years in the first instance, and is available from 01 December 2017.

The aims of the research are to use patient derived stem cells and CRISPR produced knock-in rodent models to understand the mechanisms of retinal degeneration caused by mutations in rhodopsin and develop potential therapies to treat this incurable blindness.

Molecular biology and cell biology and/or experience with stem cell and/or cell and animal models of disease would be an advantage. Applicants must have a PhD in a suitable area. Previous experience, or a good understanding, of vision, stem cell biology, and/or rodent physiology is strongly recommended, though individuals without direct experience in these areas, but with exceptional motivation or experience of research in related areas, are also encouraged to apply.

UCL vacancy reference: 1694319

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

Please email informal queries to Professor Mike Cheetham ( If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email:

Closing Date: 21 December 2017.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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