Research Assistant, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

London, United Kingdom
31,613 per annum (Grade 3)
24 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: 31,613 per annum (Grade 3)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 24-Oct-2019


A Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) as part of a joint project between QMUL and University of Trento, Italy funded by the European Research Council. The project ‘Number-space associations in the brain’ seeks to use studies in humans and animal models to understand the neural basis of associations between spatial and neural cognition.

This particular research position will focus on the generation of CRISPR mutant zebrafish for use in behavioural and imaging studies. You will work together with a PhD student and a post-doctoral scientist within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL under the direct supervision of Dr. Caroline Brennan, but will also closely collaborate with the research group of Prof. Giorgio Vallortigara at the Mind Brain Institute, Trento.

The candidate will be in charge of generation and characterisation of targeted loss-of function mutant lines at QMUL.  You will provide mutant lines with differential behavioural abilities to partners for further behavioural and imaging analysis. The ideal candidate for this position should have a BSc in neuroscience, genetics, biology or related subject. Experience in the generation of targeted loss-of –function mutants and zebrafish developmental analysis is highly desirable.

This is a full-time, fixed term post available for a period of 2 years. The start date is 1/12/2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary is £31,613 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest–free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries for further information are welcomed and may be made to Dr. Caroline Brennan, email: c.h.brennan@qmul.ac.uk or Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6357

For further information about the School, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk.

To apply, please click on the link below.

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 24 October 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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