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Research Associate in Drosophila Endoplasmic Reticulum in Distal Axon Pathologies (Fixed Term)

The Department of Genetics is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Dr Cahir O'Kane in Cambridge.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a MRC project looking at the roles of Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) in normal and pathological functions of axons and synapses, using Drosophila.

Applicants should have a PhD in a biological science, and previous experience or knowledge in as many as possible of the following areas; Drosophila genetics, neuronal cell biology, microscopy and live imaging, electron microscopy, and molecular biology.

Further background information about the project can be found at:, and

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Cahir O'Kane,

Further information about Dr O'Kane's research group can be found on our website

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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Fixed Term: The funding supporting this post is available until 28 February 2022 in the first instance.

The closing date is midnight on Thursday 22 October 2020.

Please quote reference PC24188 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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