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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Research Assistant - £25,728 - £30,688

Research Associate - £31,604 - £38,883

Applications are invited for a research assistant/research associate position funded by the Alzheimer's Society to investigate the Impact and characteristics of astrocytes in tau-related neurodegeneration

Applicants must have a proven track record in cell culture, protein chemistry and knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases. The preferred candidate will also have knowledge of protein aggregation.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 7 January 2021 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.

Closing date: 4th January 2018

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE14243 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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