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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: Neuromuscular Diseases
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Department of Neuromuscular Diseases is a hub for clinical and research excellence across the spectrum of spinal cord and neuromuscular diseases. We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to join our laboratory that is currently working with parallel approaches to investigate the involvement of RNA alterations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis. The core scientific questions of interest relate to the relevance and implications of RNA regulation in the aetiology of neurodegenerative disorders, in particular motor neuron disorders and ALS. Accordingly, much work will be centred around the analysis of RNA-Seq datasets, a field for which the investigators have a strong track record
Requirements: The successful candidate will hold an Honours degree (minimum 2: 1) in Neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience in the fields of computational biology, scientific programming (R, Python and MATLAB), data mining and data analysis is essential, as is IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications). Ability to work in a diverse group including computational and experimental neurobiologists and to present research findings with authority and coherence to a variety of audiences at national and international conferences, seminars and project meetings is required as is a strong motivation in applying computational skills to solve important medical questions is also required
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1788617 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 Neuromuscular Diseases Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?30,922 - ?32,607 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Department of Neuromuscular Diseases is a hub for clinical and research excellence across the spectrum of spinal cord and neuromuscular diseases. We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to join our laboratory that is currently working with parallel approaches to investigate the involvement of RNA alterations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis. The core scientific questions of interest relate to the relevance and implications of RNA regulation in the aetiology of neurodegenerative disorders, in particular motor neuron disorders and ALS. Accordingly, much work will be centred around the analysis of RNA-Seq datasets, a field for which the investigators have a strong track record (Sibley et al, Nature 2015). The post is available immediately and is funded by the Motor Neurone Disease Association until 30 September 2019. Key Requirements The successful candidate will hold an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in Neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience in the fields of computational biology, scientific programming (R, Python and MATLAB), data mining and data analysis is essential, as is IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, Web based applications). Ability to work in a diverse group including computational and experimental neurobiologists and to present research findings with authority and coherence to a variety of audiences at national and international conferences, seminars and project meetings is required as is a strong motivation in applying computational skills to solve important medical questions is also required. 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). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 25 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 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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