Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Applications are invited for a UK Dementia Research Institute Research Associate in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The mission of the UK DRI at the University of Cambridge, led by Professor Giovanna Mallucci, is to create a collaborative, inter-disciplinary Centre, combining world-leading expertise unique to Cambridge from chemistry, biophysics and structural biology with internationally leading research in the cell biology of neurodegeneration. This environment will enable creative and innovative approaches to the study of neurodegenerative disease and drive a gear change in our scientific understanding. The focus is on understanding the processes involved in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease in order to deliver therapeutic targets with the greatest potential to prevent dementia. Three foundation programmes from established leaders (see below) include cross-disciplinary approaches addressing mechanisms of early disease and protective strategies, and will create early scientific and translational momentum for the Centre, as well as a focus for recruitment of talented researchers.

We are looking for researchers to contribute to internationally competitive research programmes within the UK DRI here at Cambridge.

Researchers (~60) will be housed in the new Centre, in 876m2 of newly refurbished laboratory space in the Island Research Building at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, co-located with the Cambridge Alzheimer's Research UK Drug Discovery Institute (AR-UK DDI). This will include investigators from Clinical Neurosciences and from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, providing on-site biophysical capabilities and state-of-the-art super-resolution microscopes, enabling interaction and driving further collaborative growth. The Centre is situated in one of the world's most vibrant centres of biomedical research, which includes the University of Cambridge's Clinical School, two major hospitals, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the world headquarters of Astra Zeneca.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2022 in the first instance.

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

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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE14183 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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