Research Associate (Molecular Biology) – King’s

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
17 Nov 2019
£38,304 to £41,517 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
UK DRI at King's United Kingdom London SE5 9NU
Funded for two years in the first instance.

Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.

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

The team at the UK DRI at King’s College London maps out the earliest changes in the brain associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in cellular and animal models and in people to gain a much deeper understanding of the causes of these conditions. Research focuses on the misfolding and aggregation of the protein TDP-43 with the aim of uncovering the fundamental mechanism common to several protein misfolding disorders to inform the development of therapies for multiple forms of dementia.

You will work within the UK DRI team to complete molecular biology assays, multi-photon confocal imaging and optogenetics in hippocampal slice models. There will be opportunity to collaborate and interact with colleagues at the other UK DRI centres and the possibility for potential further training depending on the candidate profile.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 


Further Information

Person Criteria

You will have technical skills in molecular biology in neuron, lab skills in molecular biology (immunoblotting, PCR, cell imaging etc) along with experience of quantitative and statistical analysis, knowledge of transcript and protein quantification, and plasmid cloning skills.

You'll have completed a PhD in a relevant area of neuroscience or neurobiology, have published significant work in your research field, and have good interpersonal and communication skills.

Contact Details

Contact Person : Professor Kei Cho Contact Details :