Research Fellow IMS077R

University of Aberdeen
September 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The World Health Organization estimates that over the next twenty years, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will double to 65.7 million. Currently there are no approved drug treatments that can provide a cure for the disease - only medicines that can improve symptoms or temporarily slow down their progression in some patients. We have been working on a therapeutic approach to treating this and other neurodegenerative disorders.

This post, funded by TauRx Pharmaceuticals, is available immediately and funding is agreed until end of 2018 but with the potential for renewal. We are particularly interested in researchers at an early stage of their career (1st or 2nd post-doc) with expertise of in vitro and ex vivo analysis of neurodegenerative models. The research entails the preclinical development of novel pharmacological treatments on our unique Alzheimer/Parkinson models with a view to progressing lead compounds into the clinic. You will be part of a team based here in Aberdeen together with collaborators in Germany and Poland.

As this post is externally funded by TauRx it will be initially available until 31 December 2018. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£32,004-£32,959 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (£26,829- £30,175 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Charles Harrington (e-mail:; Tel: 01224 438563).

This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

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Job Reference Number: IMS077R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 20 September 2017.


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