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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Regenerative Medicine

University of Bradford - School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Location: Bradford
Salary: £31,406 to £34,304
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
Job Ref: HR0111432

This 12-month postdoctoral research position is to take forward research funded by a joint MRC Confidence in Concept award and Micregen Ltd. to test a novel stem cell cell-based therapy to target brain pathology and behavioural symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases.  The purpose of the project is to undertake robust behavioural and brain biochemical analysis of pre-clinical models of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease in order to assess the efficacy of stem cell-based therapeutics.

The post holder will work as part of a neuroscience group within the School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, where the focus is on neuroprotection. You will work collaboratively with a group academic staff and PhD students and contribute to research activity in the School.  You will be enthusiastic and committed to the development of high-quality research. You will also be able to demonstrate very good communication and team-working abilities.

The work is aimed to contribute to developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.  The post-holder will undertake planned experiments, conduct literature reviews, collect and analyse data and produce high quality publications, develop ideas for future research studies and work with Dr Ritchie Williamson, Dr Samantha McLean and the wider team to pursue bids for future funding

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