Research Fellow in Neuroimmunology
School of Biological Sciences
Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £37,099 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join Prof Gomez-Nicola’s team (www.dgnlab.co.uk) to study the role of microglial senescence in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease. This is an exciting project funded by the MRC, using human iPSC-derived microglia to explore the functional consequences of senescence, in collaboration with key academic and industrial experts. Previous experience in the use of iPSCs and/or advanced cell culture models is highly desirable. This post offers an opportunity to gain experience of diverse techniques working in a research team within an exciting multi-disciplinary research environment, while making a significant impact on the understanding of Dementia.
The post is available from 1st January 2024 for a period of 3 years and is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
You will have a PhD and laboratory experience in a relevant area, with a strong neuroscience or neuroimmunology component. We are looking for enthusiastic and well-motivated scientists, capable of contributing substantially to developing their own research project, good team-workers and an excellent communicators. We offer being part of a very dynamic and supportive team, contributing to the development and progression of early-career researchers.
The University of Southampton provides an outstanding environment for research on neuroscience. The research group is part of the Alzheimer’s Research UK South Coast Network and the Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG), and is integrated across the disciplines of biology and medicine including laboratories with clinical and non-clinical expertise.
Informal inquires can be made to Prof Diego Gomez-Nicola (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Southampton, and our School of Biological Sciences, hold Athena Swan Silver Awards, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The School of Biological Sciences is able to provide flexible working opportunities in a part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.
The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.