Research Associate

Cardiff University - Division of Infection and Immunity and Dementia Research Institute

School of Medicine

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

A Research Associate position is available in the group of Professor B. Paul Morgan. Research conducted by the team examines the roles of inflammation, and in particular the complement system, in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The successful applicant will join a vibrant and well-funded research environment and take the lead in a programme of work aimed at developing new understanding of the roles of Genome-wide Association study - linked Alzheimer's Disease (GWAS-linked AD) susceptibility mutations or polymorphisms in the gene encoding complement receptor 1. The work is collaborative with the Hyslop lab in Cambridge and will involve molecular and protein biochemistry, imaging and neurobiology approaches to study impact of these changes in CR1 on expression and function. The work will be relevant to understanding neuroinflammation, innate immune dysfunction and macrophage/microglial activation in AD and may reveal novel therapeutic opportunities.

For further information, prospective candidates should contact Professor Paul Morgan (Morganbp@cardiff.ac.uk; Tel: 02920 687096).

This is a full time post (35 hours per week) which is available immediately and is fixed term for two years.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,883 per annum (Grade 6). It is anticipated that an appointment won't be made above £34,520 per annum, spinal point 32. 

Date advert posted: Friday, 9 February 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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