Facility Co-ordinator - UK DRI Fluid Biomarker Laboratory- UCL

Vacancy Reference Number
13 May 2021
Closing Date
13 May 2021
£36,028 - £43,533 per annum
UK DRI at UCL, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG
1 year

Job Details

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date, there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.

We are a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, with laboratory-based research groups located at University College London, the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Edinburgh University, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

UCL’s strength in combining excellent clinical and basic neuroscience research to advance our understanding of neurodegeneration and identify novel targets and therapeutic approaches for dementia resulted in its selection as the hub of the UK DRI. Research at the UK DRI at UCL?covers the journey from the person living with dementia to the laboratory and back again - with improved diagnosis and potential therapies put to the test. The groups believe in intervening earlier in disease in order to change the trajectory.

The UK DRI Fluid Biomarker Laboratory at UCL is setting up a new Fluid Biomarker Platform in order to facilitate fluid biomarker research across the UK DRI national network.

The Facility Co-ordinator for the UK DRI Fluid Biomarker Lab is responsible for providing operational and administrative support to the Senior Research Fellow (SRF) and the wider research team within the lab at UCL. This is a varied and exciting role within a newly established research platform. You will have responsibility for a range of activities such as project costing and financial administration, including tracking orders and invoices. You will assist the SRF with producing data to be presented to the platform funder to track performance of the platform against agreed objectives.

You will work closely with lab technicians to agree SOPs for project delivery, from sample reception through to finalised results. A background in laboratory work will benefit the Facility Co-ordinator, enabling them to get involved “at the bench” when large projects require all members of the team to assist.

Person Criteria

Applicants should have a BSc in Biological Sciences or equivalent and experience of working in a laboratory research department and of immunoassays. Experience of independently managing projects is also a requirement as is IT proficiency at advanced user level and excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience of understanding research grant administration, financial administration or budget administration is desirable.

How to Apply


Contact Details

Please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk