15/01/2021

Research Fellow UK Dementia Research Institute (UCL)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    UK Dementia Research Institute
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Neurosciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    11/02/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › London
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    22/02/2021
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    1874119

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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.

 

We are looking to appoint a highly-motivated and self-driven Research Fellow to lead an industry-funded (Roche) project focused at uncovering how microglia and neurons interact in Alzheimer's Disease in-vivo, and that will apply novel approaches to determine whether pathophysiology is reversible (see: http://www.buschelab.com).

 

The post holder will record neuronal activity and microglia dynamics using state-of-the-art two-photon imaging and/or patch-clamp electrophysiology in mouse models, and apply cutting-edge single cell transcriptomic methods. This is an outstanding opportunity to work independently on a high impact state-of-the-art project in a stimulating vibrant research environment. The post holder will have the unique opportunity to work in close collaboration with scientists at Roche, one of the world's leading global research and development-based pharmaceutical companies, and to spend some time at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

 

The post is available from 1 February 2021 and is funded by the Roche Postdoctoral Fellowship programme for the period to January 2023 in the first instance.

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Benefits

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.

Selection process

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.

Additional comments

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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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Neurosciences: PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

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. 

Specific Requirements

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
UK DRI at UCL
United Kingdom
London
WC1E 6BT
Queen's Square

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