Research Associate

Job title Research Associate

Department Biology & Biochemistry

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 04 June 2019

Closing date Thursday 04 July 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

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Alzheimer’s Society funded Research Associate - Neuroprotective Polyphenols in Alzheimer’s Disease

Available September 2019

Dr Rob William’s lab at the University of Bath is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who is interested in the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and specifically in exploring the neuroprotective potential of natural polyphenols in Alzheimer’s Disease. The position will involve testing polyphenol metabolites against Amyloid β and Tau toxicity in different cell platforms including primary neurons and microglia, human stem cells and neuroblastoma cell lines. The work will make use of novel gene reporters, high content and live cell imaging, proteomics and RNA sequencing. Biophysical aspects will be undertaken in collaboration with Professor Jody Mason’s group. This is an exciting project in an important therapeutic area, for which training and support will be given throughout, including regular meetings between team members.

This 30 month Alzheimer’s Society funded postdoctoral position is available from 2nd September 2019 and applicants must be highly motivated and hold a PhD in a relevant science subject such as Biochemistry, Neuroscience or Molecular Biology.   Candidates should have experience in molecular cellular neuroscience, mammalian cell culture, cloning and cell imaging.   Knowledge of protein biochemistry and/or the innate immune system would be an advantage. For more information or informal enquiries please contact Dr. Rob Williams:  +44 1225 386553.

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