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Research Associate - Single molecule imaging of cell seeding (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor David Klenerman in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University. The project is to use super-resolution imaging methods to follow the change in the size and number of aggregates when a fibrillar seed enters a neuron, a process that is thought to play a key role in the spread of neurodegenerative diseases through the human brain.

Applicants should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD (or equivalent) in single molecule fluorescence or super-resolution microscopy. Previous experience of imaging protein aggregates and performing cell seeding assays is essential.

The position is available from October 1 st 2018.

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.

Informal inquires can be addressed via email to Professor David Klenerman (

Please quote reference MA15663 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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