KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

UK DRI Post-doctoral Research Associate

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£38,304, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
Sep 24, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 24, 2020
Ref
R6/1219/20-KM
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.

Researchers at the UK Dementia Research Instiute at King’s College London are using innovative approaches to explore the biological mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Their goal is to defeat dementia by uncovering vital new knowledge that will lead to the design of smarter diagnostics and effective treatments. The team aims to understand the fundamental biological processes involved in dementia at a molecular level – and to use that knowledge to design new ways to diagnose and treat disease more precisely.

The researcher recruited to this post will help to drive the setup of multimodal home monitoring of patients with the neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This post will form a strong academic link between Professor Chris Shaw at UK DRI at King’s College London and Professor David Sharp at UK DRI at Imperial College London. Close liaison with expert machine learning teams at the University of Surrey will be integral. Ultimately, we aim to answer important questions about environmental influences on disease progression in ALS and the development of novel biomarkers to advance drug discovery. This position is funded by the UK DRI Cross Centre Post-Doctoroal Programme.

Contact: Dr James Bashford, james.bashford@kcl.ac.uk 

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