Research Fellow (Cerebral Vascular Disease & Dementia)

University of Edinburgh - Deanery of Biomedical Sciences / Centre for Neuroregeneration (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences as of 1st August 2017)

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratories of Professor Karen Horsburgh (Edinburgh) and Dr. Tom Van Agtmael (Glasgow). This post is funded through a new initiative by the Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society to Advancing Care and Treatment of Vascular Dementia. This post will study alterations in the extracellular matrix, which supports the neurovascular unit, in models relevant to cerebral vascular disease and dementia. This post will involve a combination of in vivo investigations (eg neuroimaging, cognitive testing) and molecular/cellular approaches.

This position demands a dynamic and driven individual willing to work between laboratories and to interact with a larger UK wide network of research collaborators.

Applicants should have (or be about to finish) a PhD in Neuroscience. Knowledge of vascular biology, extracellular matrix and dementia is desirable as is experience in a subset of the following techniques: analysis of in vivo pathology; confocal imaging; MRI; FACS; qPCR; rodent cognition. The successful applicant will have an outstanding academic track record commensurate with their career stage and experience, ideally including peer-reviewed published work. The position is available to take-up 1st October 2017 for 32 months.

Direct informal enquiries to Karen Horsburgh ( Tel: +44 0)1312426216) or Tom Van Agtmael (, Tel: +44(0)1413306200)

Closing date: 18th August 2017 at 5pm

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 32 months.

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