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Position: UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The research fellows will work on independent and collaborative projects to dissect out the immune mechanisms of synapse loss in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease mouse models. The research fellows will be closely mentored to develop the scientific projects as well as skills for presentation, grantsmanship and writing
Requirements: Successful candidates should have a broad scientific background and knowledge in immunology and/or neurobiology, including a PhD or MD in Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Biology or a closely related health field. Substantial prior wet laboratory experience is required, as well as passion for science, eagerness to learn and teach, a collaborative team spirit, and strong analytical, presentation, organizational and writing skills. Technical expertise should include multiple of the following: high/super-resolution imaging, flow cytometry, biochemistry, histology, in vivo rodent surgery, mouse behaviour, cell culture, and transcriptomics/proteomics
   
Text: UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Research Fellow, - Ref:1773988 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Dementia Research Institute @ UCL Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Dr Hong?s lab is based within the DRI @ UCL and focuses on understanding microglia-synapse biology in brain homeostasis and pathology. The lab aims to understand immune mechanisms of neural circuitry and function. Specifically, we are investigating whether and how microglia or other immune molecules contribute to region-specific vulnerability of synapse loss in Alzheimer?s and Parkinson?s diseases and to higher cognitive functions such as learning and memory. Dr Hong?s lab is looking for highly motivated and qualified individuals for full-time research fellow positions at the DRI. The research fellows will work on independent and collaborative projects to dissect out the immune mechanisms of synapse loss in Alzheimer?s disease and Parkinson?s disease mouse models. The research fellows will be closely mentored to develop the scientific projects as well as skills for presentation, grantsmanship and writing. The post is available immediately for four years in the first instance and is funded by a DRI fellowship held by Dr. Hong. Key Requirements Successful candidates should have a broad scientific background and knowledge in immunology and/or neurobiology, including a PhD or MD in Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Biology or a closely related health field. Substantial prior wet laboratory experience is required, as well as passion for science, eagerness to learn and teach, a collaborative team spirit, and strong analytical, presentation, organizational and writing skills. Technical expertise should include multiple of the following: high/super-resolution imaging, flow cytometry, biochemistry, histology, in vivo rodent surgery, mouse behaviour, cell culture, and transcriptomics/proteomics. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922 - ?32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk ). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 18 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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