Postdoctoral Scientist

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Closing Date
21 Oct 2021
£36,438 – £38,516
18 months
Cognitive changes characterizing human dementias are thought to occur through changes in synapses, and there is a growing consensus that the failure of synapses to transmit signals represents an early sign of neurodegeneration and dementia in humans. Interventions in the early stages of these diseases could therefore prevent their progression and/or decrease the severity of clinical symptoms. We are looking for an independent postdoctoral scientist to lead the project aimed at identifying new genes that can correct the aberrant synaptic function in Drosophila models of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using electrophysiological, molecular, behavioural and/or computational approaches. The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from The Academy of Medical Research Sciences for 18 months in the first instance. Job requirements: Must-haves — a PhD in Neuroscience/Biological Sciences/Computational Biology — extensive wet lab experience — first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals — previous experience in neuroscience Nice-to-haves — previous experience with electrophysiology — previous experience with Drosophila genetics — previous experience in computational modelling and/or data analysis — previous experience with cell culture systems In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including: • Generous annual leave entitlement • Training and Development opportunities • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. • Free parking

Further Information

The post is based in Egham, Surrey/Bedford Square, London where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Contact Details

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Online interviews are currently planned for 4th of November.