Current Vacancies at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

The SWC is recruiting!

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We're currently accepting expressions of interest from outstanding scientists to become a Group Leader at the SWC; find out more.

Animal Technicians (Neurobiological Research Facility)

We are looking to recruit Animal Technicians at a variety of levels to join our close-knit team and support animal husbandry, care and welfare within the SWC Neurobiological Research Facility (NRF), the Centre’s in-house animal unit.

This is a great opportunity to join a team with fantastic opportunities for development and career progression, based in our award-winning building in the heart of Fitzrovia with an on-site brasserie, access to lockers and changing facilities, secure bicycle storage, and access to pleasant outdoor spaces.

We have opportunities at UCL salary grade 4 (£22,294 - £23,928 per annum), grade 5 (£24,506 - £27,863 per annum) and grade 6 (£28,574 - £33,487 per annum) dependent on your experience and current level of training.

Our NRF staff are entitled to the full range of UCL staff benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement, occupational pension schemes, excellent family-friendly policies such as occupational shared parental pay, a work-life balance policy, and a range of financial benefits such as a season ticket loan scheme and staff discounts.  Further information can be found online here.

Please click on the below links for further information

Animal Technician UCL Grade 4  - Vacancy reference 1800711
Animal Technician UCL Grade 5  - Vacancy reference 1800869
Animal Technician UCL Grade 6  - Vacancy reference 1800956

If you have any questions you can contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre HR team at swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk, or give us a call on 020 3108 8011.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 05 May 2019

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using the vacancy reference numbers.  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

Queries about SWC vacancies and the application process can be sent to swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk.

HR Administration Manager

The HR Administration Manager delivers a high calibre HR service function for the SWC through the management of the HR team, supporting the administration of staffing and students within the Centre. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a HR generalist to lead on a range of HR activities including recruitment, induction and onboarding, employee relations, diversity management and reward and retention. Working collaboratively with the senior management and professional services teams, as well as the Centre’s scientists and students, you will provide advice and guidance to colleagues on best practice HR, review Centre-specific policies and processes to implement change and improvements.  Key to the role is the recruitment and retention of world-leading scientists and a highly qualified and experienced professional services support team through the implementation of creative HR strategy.

The post is funded until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.   

Significant experience of the management or delivery of HR administration in a higher education institution or comparable environment, coupled with extensive knowledge of current HR policy and legislation is essential.  You’ll be confident interpreting, implementing and communicating areas of complex policy such as parental leave and immigration compliance, and have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.  As well as being able to identify areas of possible risk you’ll be adept at ensuring compliance with legislation or policy and take a proactive and creative approach to problem solving.

This post is full time with a salary of £43,884 - £51,769  per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

For  further information download the Information for Candidates (pdf).

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 28 April 2019.

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1797458 .  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

Queries about SWC vacancies and the application process can be sent to swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk.

PhD Programme Coordinator

The SWC is looking to recruit a PhD Programme Coordinator to provide comprehensive and effective administration for the Gatsby Unit and SWC graduate research programmes from admission to completion.  They will be the first point of call for students with queries relating to administration and programme structure, and provide pastoral care, directing students to sources of central support as appropriate.  

The role holder will support the Gatsby Unit and SWC Graduate Tutors with the recruitment, selection and progression of students on the PhD programmes, providing an administrative support function and managing the dissemination of programme materials, timetables and lab rotation schedules, and course-related supporting information. The Coordinator will also contribute to designing of the programme, meaning that good knowledge of neuroscience-related topics and techniques is essential.

The post is funded until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

You will have an undergraduate qualification in a scientific discipline, coupled with a good understanding of Neuroscience topics and experimental techniques.  A working knowledge of the UK Higher Education System and experience of working in student administration is essential, as is experience in using student databases to maintain student records.  An excellent communicator, you’ll have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with students and academic staff, and work collaboratively as part of a team.

This post is full time with a salary of £35,328 - £42,701 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

For  further information download the Information for Candidates (pdf).

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1800597.  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

Queries about SWC vacancies and the application process can be sent to swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk

Research Assistant (Animal Behaviour)

The Mrsic-Flogel lab uses rodents to study the mechanisms by which neural circuits compute, represent and integrate information to make decisions over multiple brain regions and timescales. Scientists train mice in complex behavioural tasks to probe animals’ cognition, their ability to learn new rules and to identify the behavioural strategies for solving the tasks. The lab’s philosophy is collaborative science, bringing together experts in behaviour, neural recordings and imaging, optogenetics, anatomy, engineering, computer science and theoretical neuroscience.

The Research Assistant (Animal Behaviour) will contribute to an exciting project aimed at determining the neural correlates of processes that transform sensory evidence into a decision.

The post is funded for one year in the first instance.   

We’re looking for candidates with experience of working in a research laboratory and handling rodents, as well as some experience of monitoring rodents and providing post-operative care. Technical expertise in the calibration, maintenance and repair of animal behavioural setups is essential.

You’ll need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues across the Centre, particularly members of the Neurobiological Research Facility, and have a strong interest in and commitment to supporting high quality research.

This post is full time with a salary of £30,922 - £32,607  per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

For  further information download the Information for Candidates (pdf).

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Friday 03 May 2019.

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1800248 .  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

Queries about SWC vacancies and the application process can be sent to swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk