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Research Associate

Cardiff University - Dementia Research Institute, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd December 2019
Closes: 3rd January 2020
Job Ref: 9311BR

UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University is one of six new Dementia Research Institute UK centres. The UK DRI is a new well-funded institute focused on elucidating and targeting the pathways and mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disease. We are seeking applications from highly motivated individuals for a DRI-funded post-doctoral position in Profs Caleb Webber and Meng Li’s groups at the Dementia Research Institute in Cardiff University. The role will be focussed on the use of iPSC models of dopaminergic neurons and other cell types to understand the molecular dysfunction and genetic influences towards Parkinson’s Disease. 

You should have a PhD degree in neuroscience, stem cell research or equivalent experience. Experience in human pluripotent stem cell culture, genome editing and neuronal differentiation techniques would be highly advantageous, as would experience in cellular imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy and immunohistochemistry and/or RNA sequencing.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with clear goals, a proactive and flexible attitude to work, and an interest in learning new concepts and technologies. The Centre provides an excellent research environment in an international and interactive atmosphere.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st March 2020 and fixed term until 28 February 2023.

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. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. 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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