Graduate Research Assistant, School of Biological Sciences

Egham, United Kingdom
£24,151 to £28,377 per annum - including London Allowance
13 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Biological Sciences

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £24,151 to £28,377 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Friday 26 April 2019
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

Fixed Term, Full time

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic molecular cell biologist to take up a Graduate Research Assistant position in the School of Biological Sciences Department

With funding from Action for A-T ( we are exploring the feasibility of using genome editing as a therapeutic option for the inherited disease ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). You will use CRISPR genome editing technology for the correction of selected mutations in the ATM gene, initially in cell lines and subsequently in human haematopoietic stem cells. You will join a dynamic laboratory at Royal Holloway, University of London, with interests in gene repair, gene and cell therapy (see and part of the Centre of Gene and Cell Therapy (

Candidates must have a BSc in a relevant discipline, be highly motivated and have potential for independent work. A background in molecular cell biology and knowledge of genome editing are required. Experience in viral vector production would be an advantage. The position is funded for nine months in the first instance. You will be expected to work collaboratively and may have to work elsewhere in the UK or abroad for short periods. You will be expected to be a good communicator, computer literate generally, and ideally have some experience with molecular biology software.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Rafael Yáñez on or +44 (0)1784 443180.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0419-142

Closing Date: Midnight, 26 April 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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