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Research Associate - Neurodegenerative Disorders (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof. Michele Vendruscolo and Prof. Christopher M. Dobson in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Our groups are engaged in research into the molecular origins of neurodegenerative disorders.

The role holder will carry out research to develop methods for the analysis of transcriptomic and proteomic data in order to identify proteins and biochemical pathways associated with ageing and neurodegeneration.

Applicants should have a PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or related disciplines. The candidates should have a keen interest in applying computational methods to challenging problems in molecular biology and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The post will be available from August 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term position with funds for the post being available for two years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding the post, please contact Ms Karen Valelli (

Please quote reference MA12450 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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