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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


A postdoctoral position within the group of Dr Will McEwan at the UK Dementia Research Institute is available to start October 2019.

We are seeking a research scientist to undertake a programme of research on the mechanisms by which protein aggregation in the neurodegenerating brain can be prevented by the immune system.

Candidates should have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their doctoral studies. They should also have a proven track record in molecular biology and have knowledge in the field of neurodegeneration or immunology. Desirable additional skills and experience include: production and manipulation of viral vectors, immunohistochemistry and stereotactic injection.

The candidate will be expected to apply for, or already hold, a home office personal licence (PIL).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 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.

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Closing date: 4th September 2019

Interview Date: mid-September

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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE20232 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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