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Research Associate

University of Bristol - Faculty of Life Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £38,587 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105585

The role

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to a 3 year MRC-funded project in the lab of Dr Mike Ashby investigating axonal and synaptic degeneration in a mouse model of neurodegenerative dementia. You will join a diverse and energetic team of PhD students and postdocs within the vibrant Bristol Neuroscience community.

What will you be doing?

We will be using state-of-the-art in vivo 2-photon microscopy alongside ex vivo tissue clearing and expansion and electrophysiology to reveal the mechanisms that make diseased specific axons vulnerable. Ultimately, by pharmacologically treating these mechanisms, we are aiming for a proof-of-principle of a new therapeutic approach for neurodegeneration.

You should apply if

If you have, or are about to complete, a PhD in neuroscience or related area and you are interested in how cell biology and synaptic physiology impact neuronal health, please do get in touch with any further questions. Experience of in vivo research techniques, multiphoton imaging or whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology would be an advantage, but is not essential, as training can be provided.

Additional information

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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