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UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London, Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Job Description

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. 

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap. Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test.


We are seeking an energetic individual who is passionate about high-resolution microscopy techniques and their impact for the process of scientific discovery.

The ideal candidate understands the necessary groundwork required in managing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a fast-paced, collaborative imaging facility in an internationally leading neuroscience environment. The post holder will oversee all operations of this newly established imaging core and manage the growing number of research users. The position integrates resource management, best practice in operating commercial and tailor-made microscopes, training of personnel to the correct and safe use of the latest equipment and imaging software, administrative responsibilities, and expert advice on experiment planning.


Key Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD or MD in neuroscience, biomedical sciences, engineering, physics or related fields (or equivalent qualification).  Substantial experience in microscopy in a life science or material science research environment, significant experience in confocal microscopy, time-lapse microscopy and in vivo multiphoton imaging, and in depth knowledge of the microscopy landscape, both theoretical and practical, are essential. Leadership and decision-making skills, strong inter-personal skills, excellent time management, organisational, problem solving, analytical and communication skills, and financial management skills are also required.


The post is available immediately and is funded until 31 August 2022 in the first instance.

Full job description and person specification can be found here.


Apply by 1st October 2019.