|Salary:||£32,676 including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||8th September 2021|
|Closes:||26th September 2021|
Campus: Denmark Hill, London
Contact: Maria Jimenez-Sanchez, Maria.email@example.com
We are seeking a highly motivated research assistant to explore the link between autophagy and inflammation in astrocytes in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. This one-year position is funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK to work in the laboratory of Maria Jimenez-Sanchez, in collaboration with the groups of Dr Wendy Noble and Dr Beatriz Gomez Perez-Nievas.
The successful candidate will be passionate, committed and with a keen interest in our research in astrocytes, autophagy and neurodegeneration. We are looking for someone with previous knowledge and experience in general biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology techniques. The role will require great flexibility and independency, and will include working on a project independently while also participating in a highly collaborative environment.
Experiments from this pilot project will expand our limited knowledge about autophagy function in glial cells and will investigate the importance of autophagy to modulate the inflammatory response in astrocytes. Research models to use will mainly include primary mouse astrocyte and neuron cultures. The project may also involve working with organotypic brain slice cultures, human astrocytes derived from iPSCs and human brain tissue.
This position would be suitable for a recent master student or a current research assistant, who have previous experience in the lab and who want to increase laboratory and research skills.
The lab is based at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, in King’s College London, Denmark Hill Campus.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 12 months
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
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