Postdoctoral Research Associate

King's College London - Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £33,943 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 4 years

Applications are invited for a 4-year postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. This MRC funded project will investigate the contribution of astrocytes to Alzheimer’s disease. In this context, the project will explore the role of molecular chaperones in preventing accumulation of misfolded proteins and neuronal dysfunction. Our studies aim to reveal a new therapeutic strategy for treating dementia. This will expand on our previous research which identified molecular chaperones as new therapeutic targets for other neurodegenerative diseases.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated scientist who is passionate about neuroscience and has a background in neurodegeneration research, preferably in Alzheimer’s disease. Experience in protein misfolding and molecular chaperones or glial biology will be valued. Hands on experience in mouse work and primary cultures is required as well as experience using general biochemistry, cell and molecular biology techniques. The successful applicant will join a newly established group at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, on the Denmark Hill Campus of King’s College London.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 12 December 2016

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Maria Jimenez-Sanchez,

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 2 November 2016.

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