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Position: Research Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The lab aims to understand immune mechanisms of neural circuitry and function. Specifically, we are investigating whether and how microglia or other immune molecules contribute to region-specific vulnerability of synapse loss in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and also to higher cognitive functions such as learning and memory. We are now seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a full-time research technician position. The post holder will work with scientists to dissect out the immune mechanisms of synapse loss in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models
Requirements: The successful candidate will have Honours degree (minimum 2: 1) or equivalent in Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Biology or a related discipline. Substantial laboratory experience and previous lab experience with rodents are essential as are analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate ability to exchange information on factual matters, willingness to learn new techniques, highly motivated and passionate about the laboratory research. IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications) and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Experience of working with Biophysics/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Histology assays is desirable
   
Text: Research Technician, - Ref:1765337 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Dementia Research Institute @ UCL Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?28,574 - ?33,487 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Hong lab is based within Dementia Research Institute @ UCL and focuses on understanding microglia-synapse biology in brain homeostasis and pathology. The lab aims to understand immune mechanisms of neural circuitry and function. Specifically, we are investigating whether and how microglia or other immune molecules contribute to region-specific vulnerability of synapse loss in Alzheimer?s and Parkinson?s diseases and also to higher cognitive functions such as learning and memory. We are now seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a full-time research technician position. The post holder will work with scientists to dissect out the immune mechanisms of synapse loss in Alzheimer?s disease mouse models. The post is available immediately and is funded from DRI@UCL to 30 September 2021 in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have Honours degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent in Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Biology or a related discipline. Substantial laboratory experience and previous lab experience with rodents are essential as are analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate ability to exchange information on factual matters, willingness to learn new techniques, highly motivated and passionate about the laboratory research. IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications) and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. Experience of working with Biophysics/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Histology assays is desirable. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk ). 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. Closing Date 21 Nov 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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