ORGANISATION/COMPANYUK Dementia Research Institute
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE11/02/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › London
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
OFFER STARTING DATE22/02/2021
Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.
To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.
The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.
UCL offers a range of excellent staff benefits, including a pension scheme with generous employer contributions, 27 days of annual leave for full time staff plus additional bank holidays and closure days, family-friendly policies and enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental pay.
Please visit the UCL website for a full list of all benefits available to staff: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/pay-benefits/staff-benefits.
Applications will be assessed and scored against the essential and, where appropriate, desirable criteria for the role.
The candidates who are considered to best meet the criteria for the vacancy following shortlisting will be invited to attend interview.
A job description can be accessed by visiting the UCL jobs website.
UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
The UK DRI at UCL is a part of the Queen Square Institute of Neurology, which holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.
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REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELNeurosciences: PhD or equivalent
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in Neuroscience or a neuroscience-related or quantitative discipline (eg, physics, applied mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics). Practical experience with in-vivo two-photon calcium imaging and/or patch-clamp electrophysiology, experience with live awake-behaving mice, strong programming and coding ability (eg, MATLAB, Python) and a strong analytical and/or statistical analysis background are essential. Excellent oral and written communication and inter-personal skills, proven proactive, creative and independent thinking and flexibility, the ability to meet timelines and deliverables in a collaborative environment, and a commitment to working ethically, legally and with integrity are also required.
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 £31,542 - £33,257 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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 595133
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