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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term): Neuroanatomist/Molecular Biologist


A neuroanatomist/molecular biologist position is available in Prof. Jenny Morton's research group at the University of Cambridge (UK), to work on a project aimed at understanding mechanisms underlying the regional specific brain pathology in an allelic series of HD mice. HD is an incurable neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes progressive deterioration of control of movement and cognitive function. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team assessing the effects of neurodegeneration in HD on cognition and metabolism in transgenic mouse models of HD. Our aim is to find treatments that will slow down or halt the disease progression.

Applicants must have relevant laboratory experience in quantitative immunohistochemistry, bright field fluorescent microscopy, western blotting, RT-PCR and/or in situ hybridisation.

Applicants should have a PhD degree (or equivalent), or about to be awarded a PhD, preferably with a background in Neuroscience.

The successful applicant will be a careful and methodical worker who is self-motivated. They will be able to conduct experiments and analyse data independently. Careful observation skills and accurate record keeping are essential.

The post is available immediately. Interviews are likely to be conducted on 21 September 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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 upload your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post.

Please quote reference PM16394 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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