Research Fellow

Division of Biosciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874683
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A post-doctoral research fellow position is available in the group of Professor Roberto Mayor at UCL.

The postholder will measure and modify mechanic properties of tissues in the embryo and ex vivo, such as AFM nanoindentation, optogenetics, traction force microscope. They will also analyse cell migration and differentiation in vivo such as 4D live imagining and transgenesis, study cell shape, migration and differentiation in vitro using micropatterning, simulate cell behaviour such as computational modelling and characterize cell differentiation such as scRNAseq.

The Research Fellow will be an active member of a research project/team assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity within a specified area so that the overall research objectives of the project are met. The role holder will be expected to produce independent, original contributions to the subject area.

The position is available from now until March 2026 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The post holder must hold a PhD (or about to submit) in a relevant subject area. Proven knowledge of research techniques and methodologies is essential and is demonstrable comprehensive knowledge in the subject area. Evidence of a publication record in good quality publications is also essential.

Please note: 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.

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.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Professor Roberto Mayor,

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number:1874683.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

10 Mar 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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

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