Research Fellow

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
31 Oct 2021
£36,770 to £38,787 per annum
UCL Institute of Neurology
1.5 years

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to carry out lab-based research to elucidate the effects of risk variants linked to Alzheimer's Disease and how these affect microglial responses, as part of a collaborative team working in academia and industry across Europe and the UK.  Duties include culturing of human-iPSC-microglia for experiments and maintaining hiPSC stocks, carrying out appropriate functional assays, data analysis and writing up experiments.

The post is available immediately and is funded by the EU through an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) grant for the period to 30 April 2022 in the first instance.


Key Requirements

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in an appropriate field of study (eg, neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology), an honours degree (minimum 2:1) in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology, cell biology, molecular biology or related discipline, and experience in cell culture techniques of mammalian brain cells and the use of current methodologies for cell and molecular assays. Experience in the use of iPSCs is desirable.

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 £32,217 - £33,958 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.