Ref Number - B02-05451
Professional Expertise - Research and Research Support
Department - School of Life & Medical Sciences (B02)
Location - London
Working Pattern - Full time
Salary - £39,508 - £47,355
Contract Type - Fixed-term
Working Type - Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)
Available For Secondment - No
Closing Date - 18-Aug-2023
The mission of the UCL Great Ormond Street 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 UCL GOS ICH, 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. GOS ICH 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.
About the role
A post-doctoral research associate position is available to join Professor David Long’s kidney development and disease group. The researcher will work on a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award to understand the role of the lymphatic vasculature in embryonic development, health, and disease. Using the kidney as a model system, the post-holder will join our programme of work applying three-dimensional imaging, single-cell transcriptomics, and experimental models to determine: (i) how lymphatics initially form and the role they play in organogenesis and (ii) the cellular interactions between lymphatics and the neighbouring epithelium in organogenesis, health, and kidney disease. The post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.
The post-holder will hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant biomedical subject. Experience of undertaking research in a biomedical setting, carrying out literature searches, critical appraisal of research papers, successful publication of research findings, molecular/cellular research skills (tissue culture, FACS analysis, histology, imaging) and animal handling is essential. Experience in either vascular, renal, or developmental biology would be 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 (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan On-Site nursery On-site gym Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service Discounted medical insurance
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