Research Fellow (UCL)

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
11 Nov 2019
£35,965 per annum
The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the MRC to 31 January 2024 in the first instance.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Research Fellow to work on a MRC funded project ‘Regulation of axonal transport by neurotrophic factors in health and genetic peripheral neuropathy’. Using CMT2D as a paradigm, we are studying the causes of motor and sensory nerve degeneration and the mechanisms underpinning axonal transport using a range of live and intravital imaging approaches. By improving understanding of neuropathic pathways and associated pathologies, we aim to generate effective, pre-clinical gene therapies for genetic peripheral nerve diseases. The post holder will have the opportunity to use a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to, live imaging, intravital microscopy, and molecular, cellular and functional approaches.

The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the MRC to 31 January 2024 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology or related discipline, plus experience in neurobiology research, confocal microscopy, image analysis, live cell imaging and working with primary neuronal cultures.  Good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, excellent oral and written communication skills and interest in the neuromuscular system, relevant pathological conditions are essential.   Experience in managing mouse colonies and regulated procedures, including being a Personal Licence holder 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 £31,479 - £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date in post. 

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Further Information

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

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: