University College London (UCL)

Research Fellow

University College London

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Research Fellow

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The salary range will be £35,328 – £36,291 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

The appointee will join our dermatology and computational groups to develop the techniques to effectively expand keratinocyte stem cells in vitro for ex-vivo skin sheet gene therapy for inherited skin diseases.

You will speed up the growth of primary keratinocytes including keratinocyte stem cells in vitro. The properties of cells following the accelerated growth will be evaluated at single cell level by stem cell clonal formation and single cell RNA sequencing. We are expecting a significant time reduction in the preparation of gene modified epithelial sheets that are safe to use in clinical applications.

This post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Applicants should have a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology or related fields. Experience in cell and molecular biology are essential and techniques in cell culture, in particular for primary keratinocyte culture, and animal handling would be advantageous. The candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and be able to work independently and effectively with appropriate supervision. A track record based on publications and presentations is desirable.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1817766

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma, quoting job reference.

Closing Date: 25/8/2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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