Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £35,328.00 - £42,701.00 gross per year
  • London


We are recruiting a Research Fellow to investigate the interactions between the IMP1 protein and target m6A methylated mRNAs using NMR and other structural and biophysical techniques. The analyses will define the key principles of m6A recognition and the regulatory features of this mechanism. The Research Fellow will work in close collaboration with a Cell Biologist within the RNA Regulation Laboratory and with collaborating teams in the UK. The Research Fellow will assist in the planning and delivery of the research activity and produce independent, original contributions.

The position is available in the first instance from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021, with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or about to submit) in NMR spectroscopy and structural biology, focused on an RNA Biology topic. Proficiency in NMR and Structural Biology including experimental set-ups and data analysis is essential as is proficiency in Protein expression and purification. Proficiency in RNA biochemistry techniques is desirable.

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

UCL vacancy reference: 1815458

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Andres Ramos at

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