Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the Department of Clinical and Movement Neuroscience, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, as part of a new project funded by ATAXIA UK Comprehensive Biomarker Characterisation in Dentatorubral-Pallidoluysian Atrophy (CBC-DRPLA) led by Professor Paola Giunti.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop a range of laboratory skills and work within a dynamic research group, whilst contributing to the on-going cutting-edge programme of researchThe post-holder will act as first point of contact for project related enquiries, including contact from both external and internal associates, and will prepare documents for ethical approval of the project and incorporate any required amendments.
The appointee will assist with the patient recruitment organise the different components of subjects’ visits and maintain the database of patients who have consented to be included in the study.
Duration of the post is available immediately for two years in the first instance and is funded by a grant from ATAXIA UK.
The successful candidate must have a BSc or equivalent in neuroscience, genetics, or related topic and laboratory experience in genetics, cell biology, neuropathology or closely related topic.
IT proficiency, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong problem solving abilities and excellent time management are also a requirement.
An MSc or MRes in neuroscience, genetics, neuropathology or related topic and experience with statistics and / or data analysis is desirable.