Research Associate: Investigating the Role of g-TuRCs in Neurite Outgrowth

University of Cambridge - Department of Zoology

Funding has become available for a short-term postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the lab of Dr. Paul Conduit in the Department of Zoology, located in central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of up to 10 months starting 1st February 2018. The post-holder will need to have experience in imaging Drosophila dendritic arborisation neurons during pupal development and will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations.

Essential skills:

  • PhD in cell/developmental biology
  • Significant experience in imaging Drosophila dendritic arborisation neurons during pupal development using fluorescent microscopy
  • A research background in dendrite pruning
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly

Duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences. They will also be expected to help advise and possibly train other members of the lab, as and when required.

Applications should include a C.V. and a brief statement of your scientific background and why you would like to join the lab.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 10 months.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15275. 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.

Please quote reference PF13573 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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