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Post-doctoral Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - MVM/CCBS

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum. UE07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 5992
 

Closing date: 03 Jan 20223, 5pm

Full time; 35hrs per week

Fixed Term; 2 years

We are looking for an appointee who will integrate into a multidisciplinary research group (Dr Selvaraj/Prof Chandran) within the UK Dementia research institute to contribute and expand our knowledge on pathophysiology of motor neuron disease (MND) with an ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches.

The Opportunity:

The post holder will integrate into a multidisciplinary research group (Dr Selvaraj/Prof Chandran) within the UK Dementia research institute to contribute and expand our knowledge on pathophysiology of motor neuron disease (MND) with an ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches. In particular, this project will investigate cellular dysfunction in motor neurons and role of glial cells in modulating motor neuron function in MND using various patient derived 2D human stem cell models. This project will also involve in testing high value candidate drugs that emerge from ongoing high-throughput drug discovery projects in Edinburgh.

The post holder will conduct original research and produce data for high quality publications, grant proposals and dissemination to the public. This post is ideally serves as a springboard for those motivated to pursue for independent career fellowships or industry career in future.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in developmental or molecular or translational neuroscience
  • Expertise in relevant approaches and models, analytical techniques and methods
  • Experience in writing and publishing research papers in high-quality journals

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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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