Research Fellow (UCL – Hong Lab)

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Closing Date
3 Dec 2019
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
UK DRI at UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
3 years

About the role

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap. Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test. We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified Research Fellow to join Dr Hong’s lab, which focuses on understanding microglia-synapse biology in brain homeostasis and pathology.

The post holder will work on independent and collaborative projects to dissect out the immune mechanisms of synapse loss and dysfunction in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. The appointee will be closely mentored to develop the scientific projects as well as skills for presentation, grantsmanship, writing and teaching.

Person Criteria

The successful candidate will have a PhD, MD, or equivalent experience in Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Biology or a closely related health field. Applicants must have a broad scientific background and knowledge in neurobiology and/or neuroimmunology, experience with optogenetics, electrophysiology, super-resolution imaging, live imaging, 2-P imaging, and/or in vivo rodent surgery. Publication record of primary authorship and/or presentation at local/international conferences is essential. You will have an understanding of the UK DRI mission and embody its values through excellent collaborative interpersonal skills.

Leadership experience at organising journal clubs, local workshops, and/or focus meetings is desirable.

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