Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh

A highly motivated candidate is invited to join the research group of Professor Karen Horsburgh as a post-doctoral research fellow.  The group studies experimental models to investigate mechanisms relevant to cerebral vascular disease and dementia and as a basis on which to investigate potential treatment strategies. In this project, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, we will investigate microglial proliferation and neuroinflammation and their contribution to degenerative processes and cognitive impairment. This post will involve a combination of in vivo investigations (eg neuroimaging (MRI, uPET), cognitive testing); electrophysiology and molecular/cellular approaches. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Barry McColl and Dr. Adriana Tavares at the University of Edinburgh and Prof. Raj. Kalaria at the University of Newcastle.

Applicants should have (or be about to finish) a PhD in neuroscience. Knowledge of vascular biology, inflammation and neuroscience is desirable as is experience in a subset of the following techniques: surgical procedures (e.g. ischaemia); cognitive testing; analysis of in vivo pathology; confocal imaging; MRI; FACS; qPCR. The candidate should have an outstanding academic track record commensurate with their career stage and experience, ideally including peer-reviewed published work. She/he is expected to be active in developing and implementing their project, to collaborate closely with other members of the team, and to contribute to an enthusiastic working atmosphere. The candidate will benefit from training in a vibrant intellectual and collaborative environment and to interact with a growing network of dementia researchers.

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