Research Associate - University of Bristol

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
20 Oct 2019
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
School of Biochemistry University of Bristol
Open ended

We are looking for a self-motivated and talented scientist to study the role of altered microRNA activity on dendritic spine morphology and synaptic function in mouse models for Alzheimer’s disease. The project will build on our recent discovery that Argonaute 2 (Ago2) phosphorylation regulates the local translation of specific mRNAs and is required for structural and functional plasticity (Rajgor et al., EMBO Journal 2018).

The work will be based initially in the laboratory of Jon Brown in Exeter for in vivo molecular interventions (adenovirus and antagomir injections) and ex vivo slice electrophysiology. This will be followed by biochemical and cell imaging techniques in Jonathan Hanley’s lab in Bristol.

Applicants must have a relevant postgraduate research degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience or be working towards one, with relevant lab experience, and at least one article published in a quality peer-reviewed journal.

For more information and to apply click here. 

Contact Details

For informal enquiries please contact: Jonathan Hanley, +44(0)117 3311944, or Jon Brown, +44(0)1392 725504,