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Research Technician

University College London - Infection and Immunity

Location: London
Salary: £28,574 to £33,487 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2019
Closes: 20th September 2019
Job Ref: 1819805

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6.

A Research Technician's position is available, funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant to Dr Laura McCoy, in UCL's Division of Infection and Immunity (Bloomsbury Campus, Cruciform Building). Work within the Division of Infection and Immunity aims to translate advances in the understanding of pathogens and the immune system into improved diagnosis and therapy. Dr McCoy's group aims to understand the fundamental regulation of the humoral immune response during chronic HIV infection and the development of anti-viral antibodies.

The post holder will manage clinical sample processing, purify antibodies/recombinant proteins and use crispr-cas9 to engineer cell lines. This work is an integral part of a project that aims to identify factors associated to the development of broadly neutralising antibodies against HIV. The successful candidate will work directly together with the PI within a dynamic group of scientists working on integrated aspects of the immune response during HIV infection.

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The post is funded until the end of the grant, 30th of May 2023.

The successful applicant should have a BSc or equivalent in Biochemistry/Immunology/Biomedical Sciences or a related subject and significant experience of working in a research laboratory.

A high level of attention to detail and a proven commitment to technical excellence are essential. Competency in recombinant mammalian protein production/purification, primary cell culture and experience of molecular biology are highly desirable.

They must be highly organised, able to manage time and work to strict deadlines. They must be able to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people and keep accurate and detailed written laboratory records.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please contact Isabel Lubeiro at

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

Interview Date: TBC

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

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

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