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Research Fellow (Maternity Cover)

University College London - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: 1814340

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

Appointments will normally be made at the first point of this range., inclusive of London Allowance.

Applicants are invited for a post-doctoral Research Fellow position to join a research programme on photoreceptor proteostasis. The post is funded by a Foundation fighting Blindness (USA) PPA award and is to cover maternity leave for up to 1 year, and is available from 1st September 2019.

The aims of the research are to use patient derived stem cells and genetically modified rodent models to understand the mechanisms of retinal degeneration caused by mutations in cilia-associated proteins and develop potential therapies for this currently untreatable blindness.

This is maternity leave cover available from September 2019 for a fixed term which is estimated to be for one year.

Applicants must have a degree and studied to PhD level in a suitable area. Previous experience, or a good understanding of protein traffic, cilia biology, retinal function, stem cell biology, and/or rodent physiology is strongly recommended, though individuals without direct experience in these areas, but with exceptional motivation, are also encouraged to apply.

UCL vacancy reference: 1814340       

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

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

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

Interview Date: TBC

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