Research Assistant - Neuroscience (Full-Time/Part-Time)

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 May 2021

Applications are invited for a research assistant position in the group of Peter St George-Hyslop at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) at the Biomedical Campus/University of Cambridge. The group focuses on understanding the causes and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. This position is designed to work on the understanding of alpha- synuclein, a synaptic protein involved in Parkinson's disease.

We have shown that alpha-synuclein undergoes protein phase separation. Using genetic, molecular biological and cell biological studies we now aim to understand how alpha-synuclein phase separation is regulated and how this mediates alpha-synuclein's function within the synapse.

The successful candidate will have an MSc or equivalent in the Biomolecular Sciences, Molecular Neuroscience or similar areas. She/he will be highly motivated, previous experience with protein expression systems and protein purification (Affinity tag purification, ÄKTA pure protein purification system) is desirable. Standard lab techniques (PCR, molecular cloning, WB, ELISA, ICC/IF) and experience with cell culture are required. The candidate must have the ability to work effectively as part of a team and be able to work independently upon training.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit : https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/28429 .

Further details regarding this post may be obtained from Dr Janin Lautenschlaeger jl865@cam.ac.uk .

Please quote reference SD25440 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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