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Research Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for two research assistant positions within the Williams-Gray lab. The successful candidates will contribute to research studies investigating the role of the immune system in Parkinson's disease. The work will include experimental studies of immune activation and suppression in 'in-vivo' models, as well as immunological assays in patient biosamples.

We seek applicants with a BSc or Masters level qualification in biological sciences, together with relevant practical experience of working in a laboratory environment. Successful candidates will also ideally have relevant experience of projects in the field of neurodegeneration, and previous experience of working with human biosamples. The post holders will work within a close clinical and scientific team of research assistants, doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and clinicians. They will be expected to work in a team environment and to support and contribute to a number of related ongoing projects within the lab.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2019 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: 22 August 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 XB16418 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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