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Post-doctoral position in Dublin/Ireland

13 February 2020

Post-doctoral position in Dublin/Ireland

Job ID
26663
Place
Dublin/Ireland

Description

Company description: Transpharmation is a Contract Research Organisation (CRO) led by scientists. Spun out of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals is a company recognized by drug developers worldwide for researching and delivering life-changing medicines. Our clients benefit from decades of experience in cross-species and cross-therapeutic area translational biology throughout our preclinical services.

Position description: A postdoctoral position is available at the Transpharmation Ireland Ltd., Dublin, Ireland. This position is a part of an international consortium funded by the EU Horizon 2020. The first international project of its kind, including 19 partners, BIND (https://worldduchenne.org/bind-kickoff/) aims to better understand the involvement of the brain in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD and BMD). Being part of the BIND project, he/she will be directly responsible for the deep phenotyping of multiple transgenic mice lines (DMD transgenic models) and postnatal restoration of dystrophin isoforms using genetic therapies. He/she will have opportunity to act as a project manager of and be involved not only in a scientific part but also in the administrative and financial aspects of the project.

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative individual with a strong publication record, who can engage in independent reasoning and is excited about application of behavioural paradigms and gene-oriented therapies to understand the mechanisms of DMD and BMD brain pathophysiology.
Ideal candidates must have a PhD in neurobiology, neuropharmacology or related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in mouse models and gene-oriented therapies. Prior experience with behavioural analysis (mouse motor and anxiety-related behaviour, cognition, spatial memory) and stereotaxic injections is a plus. The candidate should have excellent writing and communication skills.

Job Information

Closing date:
2020-03-15
Contract length:
2-years
Institution:
Transpharmation Ireland Ltd.

Contact Information

Ewa Sokolowska
Transpharmation Ireland Ltd.
Lloyd Institute – Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN)
Trinity College Dublin

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