Job offer in london Research Associate at University College London



UCL has been graded one of the top ten universities worldwide by the Times Higher education supplement (world university rankings) and as the top place in which to undertake an international post-doc by the Scientist Magazine in the USA. The 2007 opening of the Cancer Institute in the Paul O’Gorman Building heralded a new era in cancer research and medicine at UCL.

The Payne laboratory is focused on modelling inherited and acquired leukaemia predisposition conditions using the zebrafish, with the goal of understanding the biology of disease onset and progression and novel therapeutic strategies. We have extensive experience in generating and characterising acute myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (AML/MDS) knockout models and modelling heritable defects in haematopoiesis using both TALEN and CRISPR genome editing tools. In parallel with zebrafish studies we utilise primary human cells to translate our findings.

Duties and responsibilities of the post holder include but are not limited to: design and carry out laboratory projects under the supervision of the group leader; establish and learn new techniques as required; assist in the development of new protocols as they become relevant for the project; maintain an ongoing knowledge of the relevant scientific literature and advancements in the field; present data in lab meetings as well as at national and international meetings.

This post is funded by CRUK for 3 years in the first instance

The successful applicants must have or be studying towards a PhD in a relevant biological science subject. Experience of molecular cell biology (cloning, DNA/RNA extractions, qPCR, RT-PCR, W.blotting), contribution to peer-reviewed publications, willing to learn and share scientific ideas, willingness to assist in the preparation of risk assessments and the maintenance of laboratory safety documents are also essential requirements. Experience generating targeting constructs and experience working with zebrafish are desirable criteria.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316 – £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1688079

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Laime Matkeviciute (HR Assistant), l.matkeviciute@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 12/12/2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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