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Research Fellow

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880370
  • Closes: 29th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow with experience in culturing and analysing T cell populations from mouse blood, thymus and lymphoid organs and experience in investigating the Hedgehog signalling pathway. The RF will work on the project Hedgehog signalling in gamma delta T-cell differentiation. The Research Fellow will carry out experiments on mouse tissue in Tessa Cromptons laboratory in the III department, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health.

This post is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The candidate will have BSc or equivalent in relevant discipline (eg. Biomedicine, Biology, Human biology, Genetics). PhD submitted in relevant discipline (eg. Immunology PhD), experience working in a research lab; experience in culturing mouse thymocytes and working with mice; experience in adoptive transfer experiments. They will also have experience in multicolour flow cytometry and cell sorting (operating cell sorter), quantitative PCR, analysis of thymus of Hedgehog pathway mouse mutants. Ability to analyse next generation sequencing datasets (eg. RNAsequencing datsets and TCR sequence analysis). Ability to assess differential exon usage in RNAsequencing datasets.

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 32,217 – 33,958 per annum).

Further Details

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

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference 1880370.

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Closing Date

29 Nov 2021

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