Research Assistant

Royal Holloway, University of London - School of Biological Sciences

We are looking to appoint an energetic post-doctoral scientist with excellent skills in muscle biology, histology, and physiology; therapeutic monoclonal antibodies; molecular biology; aseptic cell culture; molecular cloning; adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) gene transfer; in vivo experimentation.

The successful applicant will join a leading international research team evaluating a revolutionary new approach to combat oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (a triplet repeat autosomal dominant muscle disease) and other muscle disease models. He/ she will be responsible for developing and testing conventional and gene therapy systems to modulate aberrant gene expression and to counter muscle atrophy. Post is available initially for 12 months with potential for further extension.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. This is a full time, fixed term (12 months) post based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Informal enquiries to Professor George Dickson Tel: 44-(0)1784 443545 Email:

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

The College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Candidates applying for this position need to have their own permission to work in the UK based on UK Visa and Immigration requirements.

Please quote the reference: 0518-190

Closing Date: Midnight, 30th May 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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