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Position: Senior Research Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a Senior Research Technician who will join a multidisciplinary collaboration that aims to bring gene therapy for refractory epilepsy to a clinical trial. The post-holder will be responsible for measuring the spread of viral vectors, transduction efficacy, cell-type specificity, and off-target effects. The initial work will be in a pre-clinical setting, and will support an application to embark on a clinical trial. The post-holder will also be responsible for handling, storage, and dispensing aliquots of clinical grade viral vectors for administration in a clinical trial, and for processing tissue that has been treated
Requirements: Applicants should have Honours degree (minimum 2: 1) in Neuroscience or a related discipline. IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications) are essential
   
Text: Senior Research Technician, - Ref:1767328 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 Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Senior Research Technician who will join a multidisciplinary collaboration led by Professors DM Kullmann, MC Walker (both at the UCL Qeen Square Institute of Neurology) and S Schorge (UCL School of Pharmacy) that aims to bring gene therapy for refractory epilepsy to a clinical trial. The post-holder will be responsible for measuring the spread of viral vectors, transduction efficacy, cell-type specificity, and off-target effects. The initial work will be in a pre-clinical setting, and will support an application to embark on a clinical trial. The post-holder will also be responsible for handling, storage, and dispensing aliquots of clinical grade viral vectors for administration in a clinical trial, and for processing tissue that has been treated. The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the Medical Research Council for 24 months initially. Key Requirements Applicants should have Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in Neuroscience or a related discipline. IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications), excellent oral and written communication skills and strong problem solving abilities are essential. Experience of working with viral vectors, immunohistochemistry or in-situ hybridization and experience of working with rodents 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 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 30 Jan 2019 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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