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Research Fellow

University College London - 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: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: 1820846

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

Applicants are invited for a Research Fellow position for a project on studying disease mechanisms associated with mutations in ABCA4. The post-doctoral research fellow will work closely with the other members of the Cheetham group (in particular the other members of the stem cell team), but will be responsible for the day to day management of their own time and research. The project will require a wide range of complementary techniques. In particular, the research will range from the use of bioinformatics to probe genetic data, mini-gene models to study splicing, antisense oligonucleotide technology, stem cell culture models. The postholder will routinely use molecular biology techniques (stem cell differentiation and cell culture, transfection, immunofluorescence).

The aims of the research are to use patient derived stem cells to investigate the consequences of genetic variants in the ABCA4 gene and develop potential therapies.

The post is funded by a Fight for Sight, and is available for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2019.

Molecular biology and cell biology experience. Experience with stem cell and/or molecular genetics. Applicants must have a PhD in a suitable area. Previous experience, or a good understanding, of vision, stem cell biology and RNA processing is strongly recommended, though individuals without direct experience in these areas, but with exceptional motivation or experience of research in related areas, are also encouraged to apply.

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 or Professor Andrew Webster

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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