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Post-doctoral position in London/UK

15 January 2019

Post-doctoral position in London/UK

Job ID


Research Fellow in Synapse Degeneration and Pathology in Alzheimer's disease
Ref: 1776049
Division of Biosciences, Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Full Time
£35,328 - £42,701 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse degeneration in the mammalian nervous system. The project will be under the direction of Professor Patricia Salinas at UCL. The work will involve analyses of synaptic changes in vivo, in brain slices and cultured neurons using state-of-the-art imaging techniques combined with the latest molecular genetic methods and electrophysiology to determine changes in network connectivity.
Duties of the post include but are not limited to: develop, plan and undertake scientific research under supervision within a specific research project and work as a member of a research team and to design, develop, refine and analyse experiments in order to obtain reliable and publishable data.
The post is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and it is funded until 28th February 2021.

Key Requirements
The successful candidate must have a PhD (or be studying towards it) in relevant subject area.
Successful candidate must have a strong interest in understanding the mechanisms that modulate synaptic plasticity and synapse degeneration. Experience in cellular neuroscience, cell imaging techniques and/or electrophysiology are also essential.

Further Details
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Closing Date
10 Feb 2019

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University College London
Division of Biosciences, Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Contact Information

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Division of Biosciences
Medical Sciences Building
University College London
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London WC1E 6BT

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