Research Fellow- design and analysis of single cell sequencing (UCL)

Vacancy Reference Number
1848114
Closing Date
10 Dec 2019
Salary
£35,965 to £43,470 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Address
UK DRI at UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
Duration
Funded by UK DRI for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years.

Dementia is the greatest 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. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified Research Fellow to join the Sala Frigerio research group.

The post holder will analyse human brain tissue using single cell (RNA and DNA) sequencing and spatially-resolved transcriptomic methods. The appointee will be responsible for the design and analysis of single cell sequencing experiments, and for the development and implementation of new sequencing methods.

Person criteria

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Neurobiology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational biology).

Applicants must have experience in analysing next generation and single cell (RNA and DNA) sequencing data and knowledge of scientific programming (R, Python and Unix).

You will have an understanding of the UK DRI mission and embody its values through excellent collaborative interpersonal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting are essential. 

Experience in single cell (RNA and DNA) library preparation methods and long read sequencing (Nanopore and/or PacBio) library preparation and data analysis 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. 

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Carlo Sala Frigerio (email: c.frigerio@ucl.ac.uk).

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).