• Posted on: 19th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £29,802 - £34,867 per annum
  • REF: 1880567
  • Closes: 03rd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We are offering a position of a Research Technician in the laboratory of Professor Pavel Tolar in UCLs Division of Infection and Immunity. The post will be based in the Institute for Immunity & Transplantation located in the brand new Pears Building at the Royal Free Hospital campus.

The Tolar lab is interested in antibody responses to infections and vaccines. We are a highly dynamic group of researchers at the forefront of B cell immunology. One of the central questions of our research is how the presence of foreign antigens activates B cells to produce protective antibodies and why this activation sometimes causes disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy or lymphoma. We are using a variety of novel approaches ranging from molecular biophysics to animal models and analysis of patient data. The post holder will help us to translate recent genetic screens into mouse models of vaccination and allergy and will also provide general support to the research endeavours of the Tolar lab.

More information about the research of the Tolar lab can be found at: https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/labs/pavel-tolar

The Institute of Immunity and Transplantation aims to generate advances in the understanding of the immune system for improved diagnosis and therapy. By embedding high-quality basic research programmes within a clinical environment, the Institute provides an excellent interface between science and medicine. UCL consistently ranks amongst the top research universities in the world and the Division holds a silver award for the Athena Swan Charter which recognises the advancement of gender equality and aims for representation, progression and success for all.

Further information about the Institute can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/immunity-transplantation

The post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be highly motivated, have a degree in a biomedical subject, have experience with animal experiments, regulatory requirements and flow cytometry, as well as possess excellent communication and administrative skills.

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.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Professor Pavel Tolar at p.tolar@ucl.ac.uk.

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

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date

3 Dec 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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