Research Fellow (UCL)

Vacancy Reference Number
1814245
Closing Date
22 Nov 2019
Salary
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum
Address
London
Duration
The post is funded until 31 October 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of a one-year extension subject to the delivery of project milestones.

Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.

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

Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test.

The Wiseman research group at the UK DRI @ UCL are looking for a Research Fellow to join an Alzheimer’s Research UK funded project to test if cysteine cathepsins have a major and therapeutically tractable role in Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down Syndrome.

You will build hypotheses, design experiments and generate and analyse data to understand the early development of dementia in people with Down Syndrome, with a specific focus on the role of cysteine cathepsins. You’ll interact and collaborate with other members of the Wiseman research group, as well as across the DRI and the wider national and international research communities to facilitate research breakthroughs in the areas of Trisomy21 and Alzheimer’s disease.

The post is funded until 31 October 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of a one-year extension subject to the delivery of project milestones.

Key Requirements

We are looking for a creative and proactive thinker to join the team. You’ll be a part of the DRI research community so a collaborative and collegiate approach to research is essential, but you’ll also be able to confidently and independently identify new research opportunities. You’ll have a PhD (an understanding of neurodegenerative diseases is highly desirable) with experience of molecular and biochemical techniques, microscopy and imaging. A Home Office PIL holder you’ll be experienced in working with mice, mice genetics and relevant mouse models.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Further Information

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

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality

Contact Details

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr. Frances Wiseman, f.wiseman@ucl.ac.uk, +44 (0) 203 448 4439.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk)