Research Associate - School of Biochemistry
Job number ACAD103137
Division/School School of Biochemistry
Contract type Open ended contract staff
Working pattern Full time
Salary £32,548 - £34,520 per annum
Closing date for applications 08-Mar-2018
Post-doctoral position in neuronal cell biology
We are looking for a self-motivated and talented scientist to study the cell biological mechanisms that underlie the regulation of protein translation in dendrites via micro RNAs (miRNAs). The project will build on our recent discovery that activity-dependent phosphorylation of Argonaute 2 regulates the local translation of specific mRNAs and is required for dendritic spine structural plasticity (manuscript under revision).
The BBSRC-funded work will be based in the laboratory of Jonathan Hanley, and will involve molecular, biochemical, proteomic and cell imaging techniques to study miRNA activity, local protein synthesis and dendritic spine morphology in neuronal cell culture models of synaptic plasticity and/or neurodegnerative disease. The project will also develop tools for in vivo experiments.
Applicants must have a PhD with relevant lab experience, and at least one 1st author article published in a peer-reviewed journal.
For informal enquiries please contact Jonathan Hanley, +44(0)117 3311944, email@example.com
The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 8 March 2018.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.
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