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Research Fellow

University College London - Research Department of Haematology

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 Per annum , inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd May 2019
Closes: 21st June 2019
Job Ref: 1806602

Cancer Institute/Royal Free Hospital

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

Currently, the translational team at UCL is successfully running several CAR-T cell clinical trials. The team is also exploring genome editing projects to bring to the clinic and investigating the immune-landscape of the tumour microenvironment with an aim of identifying and targeting key players involved in immune cell infiltration into tumours. The main focus of Dr Pule’s team at the UCL Cancer Institue is the manipulation of  T-cells for clinical applications. The purpose of this position is to assist on various genome-editing studies that are based on existing proof-of-concept data. The candidate will carry out research around genome-editing of T-cells in-vitro and assist with various immunological assays to study the immune cell interations within the tumour microenvironment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to train on cutting-edge technologies and lead on exciting projects. Furthermore, this candidate should have some knowledge of Bioinformatics and experience in working with animal models (and their own personal license). The post is initially funded for 1 year in the first instance. 

The successful candidate must have (or be studying towards) a PhD, or possess equivalent experience in either Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics or Biochemistry. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD: if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922-£32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Experience in Flow cytometry, Bioinformatics, In Vivo modelling and cell and tissue culturing is essential. Vector production experience and genome editing and viral transduction is desirable. 

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office

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

Interview Date: TBC

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