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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for 2 research associate posts in the laboratory of Professor Giovanna Mallucci, Associate Director of the newly established UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) Centre at the University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge UK.

The mission of the UK DRI at the University of Cambridge, led by Professor Giovanna Mallucci, is to create a collaborative, inter-disciplinary Centre, combining world-leading expertise unique to Cambridge from chemistry, biophysics and structural biology with internationally leading research in the cell biology of neurodegeneration. This environment will enable creative and innovative approaches to the study of neurodegenerative disease and drive a gear change in our scientific understanding.

The overall focus of the Centre is on understanding mechanisms involved in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease in order to deliver therapeutic targets with the greatest potential to prevent dementia. Programmes from DRI Professors who are established leaders in field include cross-disciplinary approaches addressing mechanisms of early disease and protective strategies, creating early scientific and translational momentum for the Centre.

We now looking for post-doctoral fellows to join the laboratory of Professor Giovanna Mallucci. The Mallucci lab is renowned for paradigm-shifting insights into fundamental mechanisms in neurodegeneration that provide new targets for treatments of this disorders (eg. Moreno et al; Nature 2012 and Sci Trans Med 2013; Halliday et al; brain 2015 and Peretti et al; Nature 2015). Open positions include an ERC funded post to study mechanisms involving the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) in neurodegeneration; and a UK DRI funded position to study mechanisms of synaptic neuroprotection by cold shock protein in a biophysical collaboration.

As the vacant post is at Research Associate (Post-Doc) level a PhD, (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required.

Experience with research on neurodegenerative diseases, would be desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months 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: 10th April 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 ZE15032 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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