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Position: Research Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The post holder will be based in the DRI Fluid Biomarker Laboratory, which collaborates with laboratories working on neurodegeneration nationally and internationally and has multiple sensitive platforms for biomarker measurements. The post holder's main responsibility is to support Senior Research Associate, in the running of the Lab by maintaining and supervising use of the various assay platforms. Duties include training and supervision of equipment users, running assays and reporting results, reporting and diagnosing faults with equipment, and covering DRI sample technician tasks
Requirements: Applicants must have a BSc or equivalent experience in life sciences research, experience/knowledge of ELISA/immunological techniques, comprehension of basic data analysis methods, a theoretical understanding of methodologies for the daily practical techniques, and an understanding of neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases. Excellent oral and written communication skills, good inter-personal skills, and demonstrable organisational skills, are also required. Experience with molecular and biochemical techniques, iPSCs and neuronal differentiation, and familiarity with assay development are desirable
   
Text: Research Technician, - Ref:1764030 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Department of Neurodegenerative Disease Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?28,574 - ?33,487 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) is a joint ?250 million investment from the Medical Research Council, Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK, and is embedded within the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. This post is formally within the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease but is located at the UK DRI@UCL in the UCL Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London. The post holder will be based in the DRI Fluid Biomarker Laboratory, which collaborates with laboratories working on neurodegeneration nationally and internationally and has multiple sensitive platforms for biomarker measurements. The Lab also curates a biobank of fluid samples, such as serum, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid, from patient volunteers covering the whole spectrum of neurodegenerative disease. The post holder's main responsibility is to support Dr Amanda Heslegrave, Senior Research Associate, in the running of the Lab by maintaining and supervising use of the various assay platforms. Duties include training and supervision of equipment users, running assays and reporting results, reporting and diagnosing faults with equipment, and covering DRI sample technician tasks. The post is available immediately and is grant funded by UK DRI@UCL for one year in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have a BSc or equivalent experience in life sciences research, experience/knowledge of ELISA/immunological techniques, comprehension of basic data analysis methods, a theoretical understanding of methodologies for the daily practical techniques, and an understanding of neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases. Excellent oral and written communication skills, good inter-personal skills, and demonstrable organisational skills, are also required. Experience with molecular and biochemical techniques, iPSCs and neuronal differentiation, and familiarity with assay development are 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 vacancy or the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (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 23 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 and Person Specification Apply Now
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