Postdoctoral Research Associate - Wolfson Centre For Age Related Diseases
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department : Wolfson Centre For Age Related Diseases
We are recruiting to a postdoctoral position funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award to Professor Peter McNaughton at King's College London. The overall aim of the project is to determine how mammals measure and maintain their body temperature.
The project will focus on the molecular mechanisms by which core body temperature is measured by hypothalamic neurons. We will isolate hypothalamic neurons and will use calcium imaging to identify those that are thermally responsive in the range of normal body temperature. We will then isolate and sequence messenger RNA from these neurons n order to identify thermally-activated ion channels or other thermally sensitive mechanisms that distinguish them from neurons not responding to temperature.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of biological science and will have experience in areas relevant to the project, which may include neuronal calcium imaging, patch-clamp and RNA sequencing. Familiarity with bio-informatics would also be an advantage. The appointee will work closely with two other postdocs working on related areas of the project.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 May 2022.
The selection process will include a panel interview (which may be conducted by Skype) and a presentation.
To apply, please register with the King's College London application portal and complete your application online.
Grade and Salary : The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
Job ID : 012427
Post Date : 03-Apr-2019
Close Date : 28-Apr-2019
Contact Person : Professor Peter McNaughton
Contact Details : firstname.lastname@example.org