Research Assistant in Neurobiology

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
12 Aug 2022
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6.
University College London, Bloomsbury, London.
The position is for 32 months in the first instance.

A research assistant position funded by the Leverhulme Trust is available in the group of Dr Arantza Barrios at UCL to explore the mechanisms that regulate information coding by neuropeptides and their spatial range of action within the nervous system. The successful candidate will join a research group working on neural circuits and behaviour in C. Elegans and will interact closely with other research groups working on C. Elegans and Zebrafish neurobiology. In addition to designing and conducting the research, the successful candidate will write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Essential: A Masters degree in an area related to neurobiology. Expertise in molecular biology (cloning, CRISPR), transgenesis and microscopy (epifluorescence). Good knowledge of C. Elegans neuroanatomy and genetics.  Highly desirable: A background in neuromodulation.

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

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

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.

Further information 

Further information and how to apply is here.

Contact Details

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Dr Arantza Barrios,

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences staffing at the vacancy reference number 1885895