Research Associate/Fellow in Neuroscience - University of Nottingham

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Closing Date
17 Jun 2019
£27,025 to £34,189
Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
Fixed term for 2 years

Salary: £27,025 to £34,189 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD).

The successful candidate will help to manage and run a programme of research aimed at investigating how ageing and neurodegeneration impact the mechanical properties of neurons, glial cells and hippocampal brain tissue. 

In particular, the role holder will study if age- or disease-related alterations to cellular mechanotransduction lead to changes in calcium homeostasis or electrophysiological properties of hippocampal neurons and glial cells. 

The position is funded through the Leverhulme Trust research grant entitled: The Mechanobiology of Ageing Neurons, Memory Formation and Cognitive Resilience. 

This role will be carried out in the laboratory of Dr Graham Sheridan (University of Nottingham) in collaboration with Dr Emad Moeendarbary and Professor Paola Pedarzani, both at University College London. 

This position will enable the successful applicant to join an international network of neuroscientists and bioengineers using innovative approaches to tackle major, unmet challenges in ageing, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. 

This role offers access to world-leading institutions for the study of neurophysiology, healthcare engineering, neurodegenerative disorders and mechanobiology. 

Candidates must hold a PhD, or be near to completion of a PhD, in Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Physiology, or a closely related subject area.

This full-time fixed-term post is available from 1st August 2019 for 2 years. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Graham Sheridan (

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