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Research Technician

UCL - Division of Biosciences - Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Location: London
Salary: £29,802 to £34,867 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (grade 6)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2021
Closes: 20th October 2021
Job Ref: 1879094

Interview Date: TBC

Part Time : 21.90 hours per week (60% FTE)

Fixed Term - The post is available for 30 months in the first instance.

We are looking for a Research Technician to assist a project funded by Parkinson’s UK to explore the impact of mutations of glucocerebrosidase (GBA1) on metabolism of iPSC derived dopaminergic neurons.

The technician will be an active member of the research group and assist in executing the research programme in order to meet the overall objectives of the project. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of Professor Duchen and will work alongside a post doc employed on the same project. As the project progresses, the post holder will be expected to work increasingly independently and provide input into the design and execution of experiments.

The role holder will provide technical support by assisting with lab organisation, performing experimental procedures, and analysing results, but will have a primary responsibility for the maintenance of iPSC lines and differentiation to neurons. They will of necessity have experience and knowledge relevant to the project’s research area. To provide technical support and research related activities by assisting with lab organisation, experimental procedures and analysis of results.

The successful candidate must have experience and knowledge of managing iPScell cultures and differentiation into neurons. A specialised knowledge to be able to set up equipment for and run experiments and tests for the applicable research area is also essential.

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

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof Michael Duchen at

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number: 1879094.

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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.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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