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Research Technician

UCL Institute of Neurology - Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences

Location: London
Salary: £28,574 to £30,117 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2019
Closes: 25th June 2019
Job Ref: 1811261

Applications are invited for a Research Technician under the supervision of Professor Anthony Schapira, to join a team of researchers investigating the cause of Parkinson’s disease on a project entitled “Remote Assessment of Parkinsonism Supporting the Development of Interventions" (RAPSODI) at the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences, located at the Royal Free Campus, London NW3 2PF. Duties include extraction of DNA from saliva, blood and other samples, and PCR and sequencing of a large number of samples using novel technology (Nanopore MinION) 

Applicants must have a degree (BSc/MSc) in a relevant area, or equivalent experience, and experience in PCR. Excellent oral and written communication and time management skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and meticulous accuracy in all aspects of work are also required.

The post is available immediately, and is funded for one year in the first instance by a grant from the Royal Free Charity.  Starting salary on UCL Grade 6 in the range £28,574 - £30,117 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1811261.  

For further information regarding the application process please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (email: Informal enquiries are welcome to Professor A Schapira (email:

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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