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Closing date: 1st December


Research Associate

Cardiff University – UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff – School of Medicine – College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Vacancy Number: 12722BR

The UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at Cardiff are looking to appoint a Research Associate. The position will be in the group of Prof Philip Taylor, UK DRI at Cardiff.

The post is funded by the UK DRI and is a collaborative project between the Cardiff and Edinburgh UK DRI centres and Oxford University. The successful candidate will join a well-funded group and use cell biology, single cell RNA sequencing and informatics to characterise iPSC-derived microglia-like cells. Using state-of-the-art single cell sequence analysis and informatic approaches to establish a framework for the use human iPSC-derived microglial cultures in translational platforms. The project will be aligned to the UK DRI at Cardiff’s flagship IPSC Platform to Model Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (IPMAR), which will establish a panel of iPSC from people with high and low polygenic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. This project will establish the criteria by which iPSC microglia are evaluated for use within the research community.

Candidates should have practical experience of cell biology (preferably, but not essentially, with experience in the culture of human iPSC). The project will involve a period of time at the Edinburgh UK DRI centre.

For further information candidates should contact Prof Philip Taylor (TaylorPR@cf.ac.uk)

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available immediately and fixed term until 30th September 2024.

Salary: £34,304 – £40,927 per annum (Grade 6).

Whilst appointments are normally made at the bottom of the scale (£34,304 per annum, for this position there is also a maximum cap of commence at £36,914 per annum.

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

To apply for this job please visit krb-sjobs.brassring.com.

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