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Research Coordinator

UCL - Department of Neuromuscular Diseases

Location: London
Salary: £38,308 to £46,155 pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 18th January 2023
Job Ref: B02-04136

About us

The Department of Neuromuscular Diseases is a hub for clinical and research excellence across the spectrum of spinal cord and neuromuscular diseases. Our group of world-leading clinical, genetic and basic science researchers focus their work on understanding the causes and biological mechanisms leading to Neuromuscular Disease and translating this knowledge into developing novel therapeutic solutions that is of direct benefit to neurological disorders such as motor neurone disease, Alzheimer’s disease and neuromuscular disease.

The Department hosts a number of important Research Centres, including the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, the UCL QS MND Centre as well as the Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Institute (ARUK UCL DDI).

About the role

We are seeking a Research Coordinator to organise and manage MitoCluster, one of seven research clusters forming the Medical Research Council National Mouse Genetics Network.

You will work closely with MitoCluster Lead (Dr Robert Pitceathly) and the departmental administrator to coordinate research activities across MitoCluster partner sites (MRC Harwell, EBML-EBI, MRC-Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge, Newcastle University, University of Padua), in addition to facilitating potential inter-cluster collaborations within the Network and industry partnerships. You will help to organise in person and remote meetings between MitoCluster members, liaise with other Clusters and the Network Director, manage and contribute to the development of MitoCluster digital platforms, and organise governance of the consortium. In addition, the you will coordinate other clinical and non-clinical research projects linked with Dr Robert Pitceathly’s research group, and will play a pivotal role in developing work protocols and study e thics applications, write reports, scientific papers, and grant proposals, and manage day-to-day issues that may arise related to the research programme.

The post is available immediately and funded by the MRC for three years in the first instance.

For a full job description and to apply for this role please visit UCL’s online recruitment portal (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs) and search using vacancy reference B02-04136.

About you

You’ll have an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in a biological, physical, psychosocial, or related science discipline coupled with significant experience of working in a research environment and dealing with research grants and governance. The ability to synthesise concise, agreed goals and engage with a wide range of distributed individuals to deliver these on time is also essential. Experience of database management and knowledge of statistics with good interpersonal skills and strong problem solving skills are also required for this role.

What we offer

Starting salary on UCL Grade 7, which ranges from £22,984.80 - £27,693 (i.e., 60% of £38,308 - £46,155) per annum including London Allowance.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits; visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. 12% of Institute staff are actively working on EDI initiatives; visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/equality-diversity-inclusion for more information about what we’re doing. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce; these include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ and gender diverse people in all roles, and women in Grade 9 and 10 roles.

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