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:

Research Associate - Ref:1448845

Grade 7: £33,353 per annum
Contract type: Contract / Temporary (Funding is available for 3 years from Action on Hearing Loss )

A post-doctoral position is available in Dr Sally Dawson’s lab at the UCL Ear Insitute, University College London working on a project entitled “Investigating the Genetic Basis of Otosclerosis” in collaboration with Prof Shak Saeed.

Our work focuses on the causes of adult onset hearing loss. Otosclerosis is a condition affecting the stapes bone of the middle ear leading to a conductive hearing loss with a typical age of onset in young adults. In about 25% of cases the condition is familial with a dominant inheritance that exhibits variable penetrance. The successful applicant will use a whole-exome sequencing approach to identify the genes which underlie familial otosclerosis followed by functional charaterisation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the dysregulated bone growth. Additional approaches will include gene expression analysis of affected stapes tissue removed from patients and an investigation of the effects of mutations on gene function.

The Ear Institute is a multi-disciplinary facility with the remit of “understanding hearing and fighting deafness” adjacent to the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. Facilities at the Ear Institute are world-class, and will enable all of the components of the project to be undertaken to a high level.

Funding is available for 3 years from Action on Hearing Loss (http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/) with a start date of March/April 2015

Key Requirements

Applicants must hold or expect to hold a PhD in molecular genetics and have experience of relevant techniques such as gene expression analysis, mutation analysis and genetic analyses.

Applicants must hold or expect to hold a PhD in molecular genetics and practical experience with at least some of the techniques used in the project (PCR, qPCR, genotyping, analysis of whole exome sequencing data, RNA and gDNA preparation, mutation analysis, cell culture and transfection, association studies). 

Applicants should apply online. Please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

For more information about the project please contact Dr Sally Dawson (email: sally.dawson@ucl.ac.uk )

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Closing date for applications is 30th January 2015

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Senior Teaching Administrator, Ref:1451222

UCL Department / Division: Ear Institute
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Salary: £33,353 - £40,313 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)
Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with the UCL Ear Institute Director of Education and senior academics, the Senior Teaching Administrator will be responsible for the delivery of all professional support required for the efficient and effective running of the Ear Institute’s taught and research education programmes and CPD short courses. This will be delivered by a team of four full-time members of staff for whom the post holder will have line management responsibility.

The post is available from the 01 March 2015 to undertake cover for the incumbent Senior Teaching Administrator who is on secondment. In the first instance the cover is estimated to be for one year.

We encourage internal applicants who wish to undertake this post as a secondment opportunity.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a good standard of education and will have substantial experience in a similar role within a Higher Education setting. They will have line-management experience and excellent organizational and prioritization skills which enable them to manage both their own and their team’s competing and changing objectives. They will be able to interact effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of staff, students and stakeholders, maintaining strict confidentiality as required. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are essential.

Further Details

A job description, person specification and online application can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Cathy Thornewill (c.thornewill@ucl.ac.uk).

For an informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact Dr Priya Singh (priya.singh@ucl.ac.uk).

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

Closing Date: 11 Feb 2015

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