Current Ear Institute Job Vacancies
The UCL Ear Institute provides state-of-the-art research facilities across a wide range of disciplines including the study of the auditory system function and associated technologies, the molecular and cellular basis of hearing and the genetics of hearing and deafness. If you wish to join the Ear Institute, the following positions are currently available:
- MRC Senior Research Fellowships in Hearing
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has a call for applications for Senior Research Fellowships in Hearing.
The deadline for this extraordinary call is the 16th Jan 2018.
Fellowships are for 5 years with an expected value of £300-500k per annum (total application award £1.5-£2.5m). The scheme is open to candidates worldwide. The aim of the scheme is to foster scientists with the vision and the ability to drive change in the field of hearing research. This aim aligns very well with that of the UCL Ear Institute, a world-leading centre for auditory research that has fostered the careers of a number of young researchers over the last decade.
The UCL Ear Institute is keen to support and host fellows under the MRC fellowship scheme on a tenure-track basis. The Ear Institute has outstanding research staff spanning a wide range of expertise combined with excellent core and specialised facilities that support investigations into the mechanisms of hearing and the causes and treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders. Through active engagement with academic, clinical, industrial and government partners, researchers at the Ear Institute seek to ensure that discovery science flourishes, translational opportunities are realised, and delivery of hearing health is transformed on a global level. All fellows at the UCL Ear Institute are part of the wider UCL Neuroscience community providing a wide range of opportunities for collaboration.
If you are interested in applying for one of the Fellowships to join the UCL Ear Institute, please contact the current Interim Directors, Jonathan Gale (email@example.com) or Jennifer Linden (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an informal discussion. Alternatively, please feel free to approach the Ear Institute principal investigator whose research interests may relate most closely to your own.
- Research Technician, - Ref:1689782
Research Technician, - Ref:1689782
UCL Department / Division - UCL Ear Institute
Hours - Part Time
Hours per week (%FTE) - 29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £28,014 - £32,830 per annum. Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies
Duties and Responsibilities
A part-time (80% FTE) Laboratory Research Technician position is available in the lab of Dr Jennifer Bizley at the UCL Ear Institute. The UCL Ear Institute is the leading interdisciplinary centre for auditory science in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience research communities in the world at University College London. The primary duty associated with the position will be to support ongoing experiments involving in vivo electrophysiological recording in behaving ferrets. Specific responsibilities will include training animals on behavioural tasks, assisting with surgical procedures, helping with construction of multi-electrode implants and other specialised experimental devices, assisting with electrophysiological recording procedures, preparing tissue for histological processing, and maintaining laboratory supplies.
The appointment will be for 1 year in the first instance.
Essential requirements include an undergraduate degree and relevant lab experience, including proficiency in at least one of the following: electrophysiological recording, animal behavioural training, and/or histology and immunohistochemistry.
Applicants must also have excellent time-management and organisational skills, and outstanding communication skills with good command of both oral and written English. Attention to detail and accurate record-keeping is required, along with ability to innovate, trouble-shoot and problem-solve.
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.
To apply for the vacancy please click on “Apply Now” at the bottom of this page.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Jennifer Bizley (email@example.com).
UCL Taking Action for Equality
Closing Date for applications:
24 Nov 2017
Latest time for the submission of applications:
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, which illustrates our commitment to addressing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.