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  • £34,605 – £39,980 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time


12 Queen Square, London

Full job description


Ref Number
Professional Expertise
Research and Research Support
School of Life & Medical Sciences (B02)
Working Pattern
Full time
Contract Type
Working Type
On site
Available For Secondment
Closing Date


About us


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced scientist to join UCL as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working in the Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology (LMCB), a research-intensive Division in the Faculty of Life Sciences, located at the heart of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. UCL is ranked No. 9 in the World for Life Sciences and Medicine (QS Rankings 2024). The Faculty of Life Sciences is one of the largest in UCL with over 900 staff and 3,500 students and a diverse portfolio of research and teaching.

The LMCB has an international reputation for research excellence in cell and tissue biology and innovative education programmes. The LMCB provides a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment, housed in a single building, where staff and students work together to understand the fundamental principles of cell and tissue biology relevant to human disease.


About the role


The Delas Lab, funded by Wellcome, aims to understand the cis-regulatory mechanisms controlling developmental cell fate choice.To deliver this role effectively you will need a combination of excellent understanding of molecular and cell biology with a special focus on developmental and stem cell biology as well the ability to establish effective and collaborative relationships.

Role specific details:

  • This role is available for the period of two years in the first instance.
  • We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
  • Appointment will be made at Grade 6B – salary £37,332 to £39,980 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
  • This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.


About you


The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative research team studying cis regulatory mechanisms in neural tube development, from molecular mechanisms to the in vivo phenotypic consequences of pertubing this regulation.

The candidate should possess:

  • a Masters degree in a relevant biomedical discipline, or equivalent research experience
  • a good knowledge of developmental biology or stem cell models of differentiation
  • an extensive knowledge of research techniques and methodologies related to gene expression and epigenetic analysis at the genome-wide level
  • an experience in data analysis (e.g. bioinformatics, image analysis)
  • a good research track, working collaborative collaborations, and being involved in the community
  • an experience of leading and managing a research project
  • an ability to demonstrate a deep knowledge of own research background and to effectively communicate research achievements to a specialist and to a lay audience
  • and willingness to contribute to a supportive and collaborative environment among team members and to advocate for and promote an endeavor of equality, diversity, and inclusion among colleagues and other LMCB members.


What we offer


The LMCB is a research-intensive Division within the Faculty of Life Sciences, located at the heart of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. The Division has an international reputation for research excellence, with a mission to understand the fundamental principles of cell and tissue biology relevant to human disease. The LMCB has full access to a range of state-of-the-art equipment, and to bioinformatics, a high content-biology facility and cutting-edge technology platforms for light and electron microscopy.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit to find out more.

Applications should include a CV and a Cover Letter: In the Cover Letter please specify why you are interested specifically in the lab’s research and describe how your research experience is relevant for the role. (By including a Cover Letter, you can leave blank the ‘Why you have applied for this role’ field in the application form, which is limited in the number of characters it will allow.)

The advert will close on 27th May at 23:59 GMT, however we may close applications early if we receive a high volume of applications. Early application submission is recommended.

Interview Date(s) are scheduled for: TBA

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and ‘beacon’ status in advancing gender equality.




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