Research Associate – Misfolded Oligomers (Fixed Term)

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Closing date:30th January

Research Associate – Misfolded Oligomers (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof. Steven F. Lee and Prof. Michele Vendruscolo at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. The posts are to work on a research programme recently funded through the ASAP (Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s) worldwide initiative (https://parkinsonsroadmap.org/).

The scope of this programme is to provide an ‘oligomer map’ of Parkinson’s brain to identify the regions where the disease is progressing and to enable their systematic study. The interdisciplinary program involves close collaborations with UCL and The Francis Crick institute, as well as Cambridge.

This role will work with Prof . Steven Lee on microscopy methods to quantify misfolded oligomers formed by alpha-synuclein in human Parkinson’s brains.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant subject. Applications are particularly welcome from those with a neuroscience background interested in learning new advanced microscopy methods and working in an interdisciplinary team.

The post is available immediately.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For informal enquires, please contact Prof Lee on sl591@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference MA24754 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.cam.ac.uk.

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