Research Assistant in Neurogenetics- Oxfordshire

Vacancy Reference Number
MGU 1191
Closing Date
23 Oct 2019
£23,489 - £26,338
MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

We are seeking a research assistant in neurogenetics, ideally already skilled in behavioral phenotyping and histopathological techniques. You will support the Mouse Models of Neurodegeneration group at MRC Harwell led by Dr Thomas Cunningham, in collaboration with Professor Elizabeth Fisher at UCL, to make gene targeted mouse models for studying neurodegeneration.

This is an exciting and challenging position.  You will be part of a larger Harwell – UCL Institute of Neurology group studying neurodegeneration and will work with full support from the various services offered by MRC Harwell and at UCL. 

To join us, you will need:

  • A degree in an appropriate discipline such as Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular biology, Neuroscience
  • The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary collaboration; particularly with technically demanding projects
  • Mouse handling and behavioral phenotyping experience

Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

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