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Research Associate (Lead of Super-resolution Imaging) (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher who will lead Super-resolution imaging in the laboratory of Professor Giovanna Mallucci, Associate Director of the 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.

We are now looking for a post-doctoral researcher to develop bespoke microscopic imaging technologies that will be used to investigate molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The post will work between the groups of Prof Giovanna Mallucci (Clinical Neurosciences and Director of the Cambridge DRI) and Prof Clemens Kaminski (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology). In particular, the candidate will provide a vital link between high-resolution imaging and cell biology research at the DRI.

As the vacant post is at Research Associate (Post-Doc) level, a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required (Biophotonics, Cell biology, Biophysics, etc.). Experience in in the development and application of advanced microscopy techniques is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2021 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: 25th November 2018

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter and publications in the Upload section of the online application. 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 ZE17101 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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