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Research Fellow

Institute of Ophthalmology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 per annum
  • REF: 1881207
  • Closes: 15th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of research fellow at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. They will join research groups headed by Maria Balda and Karl Matter.

The duties and responsibilities are to study tight junction-associated signalling mechanisms during ocular neovascularization, fibrosis and inflammation in vivo and in vitro. S(he) will be working with mouse and cell culture models of choroidal neovascularisation to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms of novel drugs developed.

The position is funded by Moorfields Eye Hospital until 30 March 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

This position requires a PhD in Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, or another related discipline.

The person appointed will have a UK personal Home Office animal licence, and experience in mouse eye injections and in vivo eye function assessment techniques.

The project also requires basic tissue culture and molecular cell biology (analysis of mouse eye tissue, protein and mRNA expression analysis, quantitative biochemical and cell-based assays, fluorescence microscopy).

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.

Please ensure you attach your CV and list of publications.

You should also provide a personal statement to support your application.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Maria S. Balda (email: m.balda@ucl.ac.uk).

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please email: hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk.

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Closing Date

15 Jan 2022

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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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