Research Assistant/Associate, - Ref:1627292
UCL Department / Division Division of Infection and Immunity
Hours Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 6B £29,809 - £31,432 per annum; Grade 7 £34,056 - £41,163 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate within the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL in Dr Gillian Tomlinson's laboratory.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual interested in integrating cutting-edge human and zebrafish models to study the immunopathogenesis of tuberculosis. The post is funded by a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship entitled "Tuning the immune response in tuberculosis", and combines a human experimental tuberculosis challenge model with studies using Mycobacterium marinum infection of zebrafish to identify and validate host factors that calibrate a favourable immune response in tuberculosis.
The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Gillian Tomlinson based in the Cruciform Building at UCL. Dr Tomlinson works within Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi's and Professor Benny Chain's groups which study host immune responses to infectious diseases at genome-wide level with a particular focus on tuberculosis (www.innate2adaptive.com). The zebrafish work will be supported by the fully managed world class research aquarium at UCL.
There is an established track record for department post-doctoral staff gaining personal fellowships. Independently minded and talented investigators will be encouraged and supported in seeking such fellowship support.
The post is available until 1st March 2020 in the first instance.
Applicants must have an MSc (or equivalent degree) and/or a PhD (or equivalent degree) or about to be awarded in a relevant subject.
Candidates must have experience of working with zebrafish including microinjection and in vivo imaging.
Evidence of significant scientific contribution including publications and presentations at conferences is also essential.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,809 - £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
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For informal enquiries relating to the role, please contact Dr Gillian Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date 28 Feb 2017
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 UK time
Interview date TBC
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.