Research Technician

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Closing date: 24th June

Research Technician

UCL – Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

UCL is looking for a Research Technician to assist two projects that aim to understand disease mechanisms and test candidate therapeutic targets for frontotemporal dementia, motor neuron disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as the primary model system.

The technician will be an active member of the research group and assist in executing the research programme in order to meet the overall objectives of the projects. They will work under the direct supervision of two senior researchers who hold fellowships from dementia research charities.

As the projects progress, the post holder will be expected to work increasingly independently and provide input into the design and execution of experiments. The role holder will provide technical support by assisting with lab organisation, training of new lab members, performing experimental procedures, and analysing results.

They will have experience and knowledge relevant to the project’s research area.

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

The post is available for 14 months in the first instance.

A degree in a relevant experimental subject area is essential with in depth, extensive practical knowledge and hands on experience of standard molecular biology techniques (including preparing solutions, western blot, qPCR, PCR etc).

In depth, practical hands on knowledge of Drosophila genetics and husbandry is desirable. Candidates who are highly motivated, willing and able to work effectively as part of a collaborative team are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact both Dr Teresa Niccoli ( and Dr Nathan Woodling (

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number 1876831.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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