Research Associate

Imperial College London - Restorative Neurosciences / Brian Sciences / Medicine

Campus: Hammersmith

The research programme Neuronal signalling and environmental factors in axonal regeneration after nerve and spinal cord injury focuses on understanding signalling and environmental control of axonal regeneration after nerve and spinal cord injury. This has the goal of achieving ground-breaking discoveries in the field. Extremely ambitious, forward-thinking, committed, skilled and passionate candidates are invited to apply.

You will work on the role of axonal signalling and environmental factors upon the control of axonal regeneration in the laboratory headed by Professor Simone Di Giovanni.

Exciting recent research developments have placed the role of axonal signalling and transcriptional regulation at the centre of the capacity of axons to re-grow after spinal cord injury. These include work from our laboratory (see Di Giovanni S, on PubMed). Given that neurological recovery and axonal regeneration are not possible following spinal injury, understanding how the re-growth of injured axons is controlled is key to enhancing axonal regeneration and potentially functional recovery. Axonal signalling and metabolic control seem important for modulating the complex gene expression program necessary for the regrowth of an axon. However, the role of environmental factors upon signalling and metabolic pathways in axonal regeneration remains obscure.

The Research Associate post will be focused on understanding signalling and environmental control of axonal regeneration after nerve and spinal cord injury. This has the goal of achieving ground-breaking discoveries in the field. Extremely ambitious, forward-thinking, committed, skilled and passionate candidates are invited to apply.

A PhD in neuroscience, cellular/molecular biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience is essential.

The post is full-time, fixed-term for 2 years and 6 months. 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Professor Simone di Giovanni (s.di-giovanni@imperial.ac.uk)

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