PGTA - Institute for Immunity and Transplantation (IIT)

15 March 2024

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Institute for Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) are looking for PGTAs. Start date: 1 April 2024 Deadline to apply 20 March 2024 by 5pm

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Department: Institute for Immunity and Transplantation (IIT
Modules: Research Skills and Data Interpretation (INIM0041)

Number of hours: 2-10 hours per week
Start date: 1 April 2024
Duration: Up to 3 months

Grade: PGTA (Grade 6)
Location: London

Application deadline: 20 March 2024 by 5pm

Job description 

The Institute for Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) invites applications for Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) positions for the 2024-25 academic year.

The IIT is a hub for experimental medicine, transferring novel research concepts into new diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions for local and global patients. Our multidisciplinary research and training programs serve to educate scientists and health professionals. Through joint work, we accelerate the implementation of novel immunotherapies as a routine treatment. The IIT aims to develop vaccinations, gene therapy, and cell therapy to enhance immunity in patients with cancer and chronic infection and induce tolerance in autoimmune diseases and in patients receiving conventional or bioengineered transplants.

The purpose of this job is to support teaching and learning for the MSc students undertaking the MSc Experimental and Translational Immunology (ETI), focusing on the module INIM0041 Research Skills and Data Interpretation activities taking place in April 2024 at the IIT (L3 Labs), Pears Building, Royal Free Campus.

The Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs) will work with the module tutor to deliver lab demonstrations and supervise hands-on lab skill training, including running Flowcytometry samples for students on equipment at IIT. The primary required techniques include Tissue culture (TC) assays, PBMC isolation, Molecular biology (PCR, miniprep, electrophoresis), Bacterial culture techniques, Flowcytometry, Immunofluorescence (IF) microscopy, and data analysis on FlowJo and GraphPad Prism.

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Key responsibilities 

  • Laboratory demonstration

  • Class preparation and meeting with lecturers/module organisers

  • Teaching assistance through the facilitation of seminars and/or workshops

Requirements for role 

Successful applicants will have:

  • The ability to summarise key concepts and explain complicated ideas.
  • A good command of general laboratory-based practices (safety) and procedures (analytical and practical skills).
  • Familiarity with and access to the IIT flow cytometry facility is essential; familiarity with IIT labs (local working practices, including safety & waste management, highly desired.)

How to apply 

Application Procedure

1. Please use the following link if you are applying to become a PGTA for the first time: https://forms.office.com/e/nWRwiW3EjE

2. Send your CV by email to hr.ii@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Mohamed via hr.ii@ucl.ac.uk.