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Research Technician - UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh

A Research Technician position is available to contribute to studies of the role of apolipoprotein E in synaptic degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The technician will be based in the new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at the University of Edinburgh, working in the Programme led by Tara Spires-Jones. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the UK DRI, which will lead the UK’s dementia research effort to deliver a step-change in the scientific understanding of dementias.
Closing date: 25 August 2017
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Postdoctoral Researcher - UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh

A postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available to study the role of apolipoprotein E in synaptic degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The fellow will be based in the new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at the University of Edinburgh, working in the Programme led by Tara Spires-Jones. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the UK DRI, which will lead the UK’s dementia research effort to deliver a step-change in the scientific understanding of dementias.
Closing date: 28 August 2017
more info on position available (vacancy 040481)
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Clinical Research Fellow - UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh

This is an exceptional opportunity for candidates who have a clear interest in small vessel diseases in stroke and dementia and wish to do a PhD. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council as part of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). The studies address mechanisms of brain damage in Small Vessel Diseases and the clinical impact using advanced MRI neuroimaging, systemic vascular function, cognitive and clinical assessment tools.  
Closing date: 29th August 2017
more info on position available (vacancy 040638)
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Neuroimaging Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Ageing, Stroke and Dementia

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant neuroimaging team at the University of Edinburgh working on studies of ageing, stroke and dementia. The Neuroimaging Research Fellow will analyse magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data from studies of ageing and small vessel diseases, including structural, diffusion tensor and vascular functional imaging data. Key projects include the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936, several inter-related studies of small vessel diseases, clinical trials in small vessel stroke, and related brain image banks.  This is a position is for 1 year.
Closing date: 31 August 2017
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Postdoctoral Research Fellows (2) - Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

Applications are invited for two full-time Simons Initiative Post-doctoral Research Fellows within the new Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain and the Centre for Integrative Physiology at the University of Edinburgh. You will contribute to the development of a programme of research aiming to establish brain-wide patterns of activity at cellular resolution in models of ASDs. It is expected that the successful applicants will have experience in either advanced neuroanatomical labelling, imaging methods (vacancy 040652), or methods for analysis of large imaging datasets (vacancy 040653). The successful applicants will have access to state-of-the-art tools and resources for light sheet microscopy and will be part of a collaboration between several research groups investigating neural circuitry in health and disease.
Closing date: 31 August 2017
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Research Technician - Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

A research technician post is available to work on a project as part of a newly-established collaboration between groups in the Centre for Integrative Physiology and the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. It is funded by the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain for two years in the first instance. Working as part of a team, you will grow forebrain organoids from embryonic stem cells and use them to study how connections between different brain regions are established in the embryo. You will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of a small ES cell culture facility and provide technical support to other members of the project team.
Closing date: 04 September 2017
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral research scientist with an interest in understanding brain development during embryogenesis and how developmental problems may lead to autism. Working as part of a small team, you will grow forebrain organoids from embryonic stem cells and use them to study how connections between different brain regions are established in the embryo. You will optimise a strategy to grow thalamic organoids from ES cells, employ a wide range of methods to characterise them and then use them to investigate how mutations in developmental regulatory genes lead to autism. The project is part of a newly-established collaboration between groups in the Centre for Integrative Physiology and the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. It is funded by the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain for two years in the first instance.
Closing date: 04 September 2017
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Research Associate (x2) - Microglia in neuronal injury and degeneration

Two research associates positions are available to join a new collaborative project (in partnership with Biogen), which will investigate the role of microglia in neuronal injury and neurodegeneration, using zebrafish. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in neuroscience and expertise in molecular biology and the use of zebrafish as a model organism.
Deadline: 15 September
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Programme Lead/Professorship - UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh

Applications are invited to direct an internationally competitive research programme within the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) relevant to the area of neurodegeneration, with the ultimate aim of improving human health. You will draw on the knowledge and expertise of other colleagues both within and outside of the UK DRI through collaborative inputs and team working. The UK DRI is looking to transform the field of dementias research and welcomes scientists from all disciplines.
Closing date: 26 January 2018 (applications are encouraged well in advance of the formal closing date and will be considered on a rolling basis)
more info on position available (vacancy 040256)
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Fellow/Programme Leader - UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh

Applications are invited to lead an internationally competitive research programme within the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) relevant to the area of neurodegeneration, with the ultimate aim of improving human health. You will draw on the knowledge and expertise of other colleagues both within and outside of the UK DRI through collaborative inputs and team working. The UK DRI is looking to transform the field of dementias research and welcomes scientists from all disciplines.
Closing date: 26 January 2018 (applications are encouraged well in advance of the formal closing date and will be considered on a rolling basis)
more info on position available (vacancy 040257)
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