|Salary:||£36,832 to £38,466 per annum (including London Allowance), depending on experience|
|Placed On:||25th September 2023|
|Closes:||10th October 2023|
The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is at the heart of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health. The Institute’s vision is for a world where international policy on global health is informed by world class research.
Tuberculosis remains the most infectious disease caused by a single bacterium.
The Research and Development pipeline for anti-mycobacterial drugs is currently well filled whilst this was completely different two decades ago. This might sound promising with respect to ones attempts to reduce the treatment burden. However, one should be mindful of the poor attrition rate across various phases of drug development. This project aims to provide a mechanistic understanding of treatment response using a series of in-vitro microbiology/pharmacology experiments alongside ongoing clinical studies evaluating anti-mycobacterial drugs.
About the role
The role is to carry out a RNA extractions from Mycobacerium tuberculosis and human blood samples and quantify gene expression. The project will be in close collaboration with Professor Timothy McHugh, Head of the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology, at the Royal Free Hospital Campus.
This role is available immediately for 18 months in the first instance.
The advert will close externally on 10th October at 23:59 GMT, however we may close applications earlier if we receive a high volume of applications.
Early application submission is recommended.
Salary range: £36,832 - £38,466 per annum (including London Allowance), depending on experience.
A job description and person specification can be accessed by clicking on the 'Apply' button above.
For further information, please visit our Careers Website.
The post holder must have an Undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject and substantial record of working experience in a relevant subject area. MSc in appropriate subject area would be advantageous and working experience with RNA extraction from eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and must possess good team working skills.
What we offer
We offer some great benefits which are below:
• 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
• Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
• Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
• Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
• Immigration loan
• Relocation scheme for certain posts
• On-Site nursery
• On-site gym
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
• Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
• Discounted medical insurance
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. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. 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.
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.
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