Research Assistant - Molecular Neuroscience

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

This role is part of a project to investigate amyloid protein aggregation in vivo in a highly interdisciplinary group. The aim is to assess the kinetics of aggregation and trafficking of Amyloid ß and Tau, two proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease.

The role will provide support to postdoctoral research associates to work with primary cell cultures, ips cells from patients, and nematodes; perform immunocytochemistry, image cells using confocal and multi-parametric and superresolution microscopy. The post holder will further have the opportunity to learn advanced microscopy techniques.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Gabriele Kaminski Schierle,

More information about the Department and Molecular Neuroscience group can be found here:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants should ensure their application is complete and submitted by Midnight on the closing date.

Please quote reference NQ10369 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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