Research at the UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the person living with dementia to the laboratory and back again - with improved diagnosis and potential therapies put to the test.
From lab bench to bedside, and back again
UCL was selected as the hub of the UK DRI in 2016 because of its strength to bring together excellent clinical and basic neuroscience research to advance our understanding of neurodegeneration and identify novel targets and therapeutic approaches for dementia. As the hub, it has a larger research programme and also is the location for the national headquarters team who connect the whole institute together.
Research at the UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the person living with dementia to the laboratory and back again - with improved diagnosis and potential therapies put to the test. The groups believe in intervening earlier in disease in order to change the trajectory.
We need to better understand the diversity and complexity of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's disease, in order to understand the mechanisms involved, and ultimately how we can alter them to improve people's lives.
We must find treatments quicker, and that's why the UK DRI at UCL is taking a novel approach by integrating diverse expertise for efficiency, from genetics to diagnostics.
This work is enhanced by incredible clinical resources. Researchers have access to unique clinical cohorts, where comprehensive data has been collected throughout disease progression including memory assessments and brain tissue. The UK DRI at UCL provides a clinical arm to the whole of the UK DRI.
The future iconic home of the UK DRI at UCL will be alongside UCL's Queen Square Institute of Neurology in a new building on Gray's Inn Road.
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The UK DRI at UCL is seeking a Data Research Assistant to join the De Strooper/Arancibia lab. Data is critical to the mission of the UK DRI and you will play an important role in our lab’s effort towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers in the De Strooper/Arancibia lab have to deal with large amounts of complex data that need to be processed, analysed, stored, and visualised. Your job will be to handle, guide and innovate these datastreams; to ensure that analysis on local and High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware goes smoothly, software is installed, and data is correctly processed and backed up. We’re looking for a creative, independent thinker, with a dynamic and forward-thinking approach to their work. You’ll have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and software development experience in Python (or another relevant language). You’ll be able to work with high performance and cloud computing platforms, have experience of Linux system administration, and an interest in neurobiology and neurodegenerative diseases. Ref: B02-04317, Closing date: 7 February 2023Apply to centre