University College London (UCL)
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023
About us The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOSICH) The mission of the UCLGOS Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement. The UCLGOSICH, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, forms the largest concentration of children’s health research outside North America. GOS ICH’s activities include active engagement with children and families, to ensure that our work is relevant and appropriate to their needs. GOSICH generates the funding for our research by setting out our proposals in high quality applications to public, charitable and industrial funding bodies and disseminates the results of our research by publication in the medical and scientific literature, to clinicians, policy makers and the wider public. The Institute offers world-class education and training across a wide range of teaching and life learning programmes which address the needs of students and professional groups who are interested in and undertaking work relevant to child health. GOSICH holds an Athena SWAN Charter Gold Award.
About the role We are looking for a research assistant to support research projects in the Accelerating Novel Therapies (ANT) Theme of the NIHRGOSH Biomedical Research Centre. Funding for these posts has been made available through the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (GOSHBRC) ANT Theme. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) works in collaboration with its academic partner the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH). Together GOSH and ICH form the GOSHBRC which is the only specialist paediatric Biomedical Research Centre in the UK. The primary research activity of the postholder will be CRISPR gene editing to support iPSC-based projects modelling human disease in order to develop novel precision therapies. Available immediately and funded for 3 years in the first instance.
About you Science degree in a relevant subject or Qualified to HNC/HND level in Biological Sciences (Minimum of Merit Award) or equivalent experience. Tissue culture training and experience is essential. Experience of CRISPR gene editing is essential. Proven research aptitude and laboratory experience is essential. Experience and skills in specific cell and molecular laboratory techniques (such as stem cell maintenance, primary human cell culture, flow cytometry, histological techniques, PCR, protein quantification techniques, Western blot) is desirable.
What we offer As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:
* 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
* Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
* Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
* Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
* Immigration loan
* Relocation scheme for certain posts
* On-Site nursery
* On-site gym
* Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
* Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
* Discounted medical insurance
Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion At GOSICH we aim to always have a balanced interview panel that is representative of gender and ethnic diversity. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on quoting job reference
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