Research Associate x 2

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral research associates to join the Livesey lab. The lab hosts the Alzheimer's Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre, funded by the Alborada Trust and these positions will work closely with the Centre. The overall aim of the Centre is to use stem cell models to identify new potential drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease. To do so, we are focused on using stem cell models of Alzheimer's disease to understand key mechanisms underpinning how the disease starts and spreads through the brain in both inherited/familial and the common, sporadic forms of dementia. The roles will focus on different aspects of the cell and molecular biology of neurodegeneration and the effects of individual mutations in neuronal circuit form and function.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and an interest in understanding fundamental aspects of the biology of neurodegeneration. Experience in neuroscience, stem cell biology, molecular biology and particularly electrophysiology would be an advantage.

Limited funding: Although the funds for this post are currently in place until 31 July 2018, we anticipate that funding will be extended by a further 2 years.

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.

Applications should include a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise, reasons why you would like to join the group and if possible, an indication of research area(s) that you might like to pursue. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Rick Livesey ( Please quote reference PR10798 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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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