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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine - Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 4th November 2021
Job Ref: 2216

Fixed Term / 2 years / Full time, 35 hours per week

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Gillingwater laboratory at the University of Edinburgh (

The Opportunity:

The post-holder will contribute to the development of a programme of high-quality research investigating mechanisms underlying motor neuron disease (ALS). The project will involve using mice as a model organism to study how defects in protein translation contribute to motor neuron degeneration in ALS.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A PhD in neuroscience, neurodegeneration, cell biology, molecular biology or similar
  • Interest in motor neuron disease, or neurodegeneration more generally
  • Friendly and able to work as part of a close-knit research team
  • Experience in working with in vivo models of neurodegeneration
  • Good written and oral communication skills

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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