Job offer in london Research Department of Pharmacology at University College London

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 – £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The purpose of this position is to work on an innovative multi-disciplinary and cross-faculty Medical Research Council DPFS funded project to develop gene therapy for neurodegenerative CLN5 Batten disease. The successful candidate will be based in the laboratory of Dr Ahad Rahim (UCL School of Pharmacy) and working in collaboration with Professor Robin Ali and Dr Sander Smith (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), Professor Sara Mole (UCL MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology) and Dr Alethea Cope (UCL Translational Research Office).

The candidate will be working on cutting-edge AAV-mediated gene therapy technology and conducting robust pre-clinical studies in a murine model of CLN5 disease.

The position is funded in the first instance until 31 March 2021. 

The candidate should have an undergraduate (2:1 or above) or masters qualification and a PhD in gene therapy, regenerative medicine or translational neuroscience. Experience in working with animals and holding a UK Home Office Personal License is also essential. 

UCL vacancy reference: 1748727

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

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Ahad Rahim ( ) or for queries regarding the application process please contact Angela Preston, Staffing and HR Officer ( ). 

Closing Date: 30th of September 2018 

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59. 

Interview Date: TBC 

UCL Taking Action for Equality 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. 

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.


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