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Research Associate - Transgenic C. elegans models of neurodegenerative diseases (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof. Christopher M. Dobson, Prof. Michele Vendruscolo and Dr. Tuomas Knowles in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. The group is engaged in research into protein homeostasis and neurodegenerative diseases, with an equal emphasis on methodological aspects and on applications to challenging biological problems.

The holder of the post will carry out research on transgenic C. elegans models of neurodegenerative diseases for understanding the nature and mechanism of formation of protein aggregates in these animals.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or related disciplines. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in applying molecular biology methods to animal models of neurodegenerative diseases and enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary environment.

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 relating to your application or the application process, please contact Karen Valelli via email on

Please quote reference MA14862 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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