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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in LONDON/UK

07 October 2019

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in LONDON/UK

Job ID
25622
Place
LONDON/UK

Description

Professors Linda Partridge and Adrian Isaacs are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral research fellow to investigate the role of novel modifiers of C9orf72 in adult Drosophila neurons.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating, mid-life, neurodegenerative disorders for which no cure is currently available. A GGGGCC (G4C2) repeat expansion in C9orf72 is the most frequent genetic cause. Previous work has identified several novel modifiers of C9orf72 repeat toxicity in adult Drosophila neurons, and the aim of this post is to further investigate these novel modifiers in flies by using fly genetics and pharmacological treatments, and fly phenotyping, including molecular and biochemical techniques.

Applicants must have a PhD (or be studying towards it) in relevant subject area. Experience with molecular and biochemical techniques is essential. Experience with fly genetics and fly phenotyping is desirable.

For a job description and to apply please visit the UCL website: https://tinyurl.com/y5dbgqs2

Closing date for applications is 2nd November 2019.

Job Information

Closing date:
2019-11-02
Institution:
University College London
Department:
Institute of Healthy Ageing

Contact Information

Michael Wright
Institute of Healthy Ageing
University College London
Darwin Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Phone
020 7679 4380
Email
michael.wright@ucl.ac.uk
Website
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/iha

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