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  • Posted on: 17th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £31,542 - £33,257 per annum
  • REF: 1874722
  • Closes: 03rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A Research Assistant position is available at the Centre for Clinical Microbiology in the Division of Infection and Immunity. The post-holder will be joining 2 projects which are multicentre clinical trials working towards registration of a new treatment regimen for TB funded by the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development.

The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of the practical aspects of the study. This requires performance of UCL laboratory activities to a standard commensurate with a regulatory study and the post holder will be responsible for the maintenance of records, data entry and quality assurance.

This is an excellent opportunity for early career scientists to gain experience in the microbiological tools required for TB drug development providing exposure to a diverse range of microbiological laboratory skills as well as insight to the regulatory environment of a drug development clinical trial.

The post is available for one year in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Candidates should have a BSc Degree or equivalent in microbiology or related subject. Experience of working in a microbiology laboratory is essential. It is desirable that the candidates will have experience of working with mycobacteria in a diagnostic setting as well as evidence of independent working in a research environment. Experience of working in a category three facility is desirable.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made by email to Professor Timothy McHugh at t.mchugh@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Isabel Lubeiro, i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk.

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Closing Date

3 Mar 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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