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Research Associate - Biology and Disease Mechanisms of Drosophila Axonal Endoplasmic Reticulum (Fixed Term)

We wish to appoint a postdoctoral research associate, funded by a BBSRC grant, to work on the roles of spastic paraplegia gene products in formation of axonal endoplasmic reticulum, and identification of new genes and cellular processes involved in this.

Applicants should have a PhD in a biological science, and previous experience or strong interests in as many as possible of model organism genetics, genetic screens, neuronal cell biology, light or electron microscopy, live imaging, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

For some background on the project, see:

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Cahir O'Kane,, @OKaneCahir,

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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PC16947 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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