Project Support Officer

Job Description

Research project: HEALTHIER WORKING LIVES AND AGEING FOR WORKERS IN THE CARE SECTOR: DEVELOPING CAREERS, ENHANCING CONTINUITY, PROMOTING WELLBEING (HWL)



We seek a self-motivated and well spoken support officer to support with the following activities for 6 months for 7h per week:




  • The logistics of organising workshops in six care homes in Scotland – email and phone

  • Liaising with the research team in Edinburgh – email or online

  • Helping with logistics of interviews with care business owners

  • Maintaining the SharePoint site

  • Working with the communications team to develop the newsletter and website



Please ensure you include a CV and Personal Statement with you application, outlining any relevant work experience.  



Qualifications

Degree-level



Skills

  • Good IT skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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Skills

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Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.



To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.



The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.



We are a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, with laboratory-based research groups located at University College London, the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Edinburgh University, Imperial College London and King’s College London.



Researchers at the UK DRI King's College use innovative approaches to explore the biological mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Their goal is to defeat dementia by uncovering vital new knowledge that will lead to the design of smarter diagnostics and effective treatments. The team aim to understand the fundamental biological processes involved in dementia at a molecular level – and to use that knowledge to design new ways to diagnose and treat disease more precisely.



Professor Jernej Ule is seeking an undergraduate student to work on an EMY placement for a year, joining a team working on the mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by mutations in RNA binding proteins. The group focuses on transcriptomic approaches to study RNP assembly and its defects in disease.

 

The post holder will contribute to the project, in particular the culture of cellular models of disease, transcriptomic studies of protein-RNA interactions and analysis of resulting datasets.



The post is based at the UK DRI, https://ukdri.ac.uk/, Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute on the Denmark Hill Campus



Qualifications

Working towards BSc in Neuroscience or equivalent biological field



Skills

Key Responsibilities




  • Perform laboratory work to optimise the efficiency of our preclinical studies.

  • Deliver high-quality data from our preclinical studies including:

  • Image tissues using slide scanning and confocal microscopes

  • Undertake image analysis using advanced analytical software tools

  • An ability to work independently and within a team

  • Attention to detail and high standards of accuracy in all work

  • Conscientious and organised

  • Ability to time manage appropriately

  • Willing to work occasionally during weekends and bank holidays

     



Essential criteria




  • Quantitative image analytical software and statistical analyses

You are required to analyse a set of NHS prescription Data and find answers to the given questions with graphs, charts and statistics.

Qualifications
We expect have an undergraduate qualification or in the final year of your programme. Send your CV to the email s.fernando@londonmet.ac.uk

Skills
descriptive and predictive data analytics, fluency in data visualisation and analytical platforms.
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