Research Associate - School of Biochemistry 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate 

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, 
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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