Postdoctoral Research Fellow (De Strooper Lab)

Location
London
Salary
£35,328 to £42,701 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted
September 17 2019
Ref
1824834
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap.

Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test.

The De Strooper lab, based in the UK DRI at UCL, is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated scientist to join the team and contribute towards the establishment of the lab in London. The postholder will be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality research project investigating the cellular response that characterises Alzheimer’s disease, including designing and running experiments, recording results, analysing data and writing up the results.

The role will involve significant collaboration with other scientists in the UK DRI, the ARUK UCL Drug Discovery Institute, and research groups at KULeuven and VIB institute in Belgium, and so travel, interaction and cross-communication will be a key element.

This is a unique opportunity to use a variety of techniques, including single cell transcriptomics, molecular and cellular biology, imaging and functional approaches using human stem cells. The postholder will also have the opportunity to utilize the breadth and depth of expertise and technologies available across the collaborating groups, the UK DRI at UCL and research groups at KULeuven and the VIB institute.

The post is funded for three years in the first instance.   

You’ll have a PhD in life sciences or a cognate area coupled with expertise in tissue culture, cell biology and molecular biology; experience with iPS cells would be an advantage. Good communication and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to build strong collaborative and cooperative working relationships. An excellent academic track record is highly desirable.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact UK DRI HQ Head of HR Laura Allum, l.allum@ucl.ac.uk, 020 3108 8137.