Research Fellow (Extracellular Space of the Brain and Neurodegeneration) - AR2343SB

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Jun 2020

Start: As soon as possible.
Fixed term for 12 months.

Dr. Juan Varela has recently established a neurophotonics lab at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, aiming to understand how nanoscale changes in the extracellular space of the brain facilitate clearance of protein aggregates.

We are seeking to recruit a postdoc to evaluate the role of dead-space microdomains of the extracellular space in the accumulation of protein aggregates and subsequent neurodegeneration. We are looking for a well-motivated person with an academic background in molecular and cellular neuroscience of Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will work on the organisation of the brain at the nano-scale and how this organisation may influence the aggregation of proteins such as amyloid-beta.

Experience with high-resolution microscopy as well as experience in protein biochemistry would be highly advantageous. The funds for this post are available for one year through a Pilot Grant funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

For informal enquiries email Dr. Juan Varela at: .

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at .

Please quote ref: AR2343SB

Interview Date: 15 June 2020

Further Particulars: AR2343SB FPs.doc

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