Research Assistant - behavioural, pharmacological, and molecular study of aging & dementia

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
28 Nov 2021
£23,487 - £27,116 per annum
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh
2 years

Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Research Assistant to join the memory research lab of Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. The post holder will conduct research on using behavioural, pharmacological, and molecular methods to understand mechanisms underlying aging- and dementia-related cognitive change. Key responsibilities will include rodent behavioural experiments, preparation of biological samples and chemicals, data acquisition and analysis.

Applicants should have previous experience in rodent behavioural studies. The applicant will be familiar with immunohistochemistry or related molecular biology techniques. An undergraduate or further degree in biomedical or life science (e.g. neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology) and proficiency in software (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, R) are required. Current or previous PIL holder will be valued. Good communication, planning, and organisational skills are desired.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Undergraduate of further degree in Biomedical or life science
  • Familiar with immunohistochemistry or related molecular biology techniques
  • Previous experience in rodent behavioural studies
  • Proficiency in software – Word, Excel, Powerpoint and R
  • Current or previous PIL holder preferable

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.? If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.  

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.