|Placed On:||27th January 2023|
|Closes:||12th February 2023|
The post of Research Assistant in Retinal Cell Biology is in the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, ranked the best place in the world to study Ophthalmology (CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017).
This Research Assistant post offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role in research into retinal diseases in a highly successful and dynamic research group.
About the role
Duration: 18th months in the first instance, funded by the Moorfields Eye Charity
Salary: UCL grade 6b (£35,411 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance)
The research assistant will work on the implementation of a novel imaging method, expansion microscopy, to examine the ultrastructure of cilia in stem cell derived models of inherited retinal disease.
The post would suit an ambitious graduate with a background and interest in the mechanisms of neurodegeneration, cilia and retinal cell biology, stem cell disease modelling or therapeutic development. The Research Assistant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and with established collaborators, to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cilia in retinal disease by ultrastructure expansion microscopy.
The appointed individual will work closely with Dr Julio Corral-Serrano and join a collaborative team, led by Prof Mike Cheetham.
The successful applicant should have a good BSc or MSc in a relevant subject, and show a strong commitment to high quality research. (S)he will be interested in investigating models of disease using stem cells models. The successful candidate would ideally have experience with stem cell culture and/or microscopy.
What we offer
Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, UCL also offers a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance, plus closure and bank holidays as well as enhanced parental pay and more.
Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr. Julio Corral-Serrano (email: ). If you have any queries regarding the application process please email: .
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above or go to the UCL job page and search on Reference Number B02-04501.
Please ensure you attach your CV, detailing your highest academic qualification, research experience and list of publications/presentations. Also, please provide a personal statement or cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria and what attracts you to this post in support of your application.
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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+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.
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