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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position available Edinburgh

6 month postdoctoral position with Dr Kathy Evans Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, to  join a cross-disciplinary research group seeking to understand the cellular role of the Alzheimer’s disease gene SORL1 and to develop a high-throughput, neuronal-based drug screening assay.  The successful candidate will play a key role in a collaborative research program between the laboratories of Kathy Evans and Neil Carragher (Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre).  They will work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment using state-of-the-art cell biology and imaging technologies to advance understanding of the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration.  The post holder will be responsible for experimental planning, record keeping and delivery of high-throughput cellular phenotyping experiments using an iPSC-derived model. 

Would suit an ambitious postdoc or PhD student awaiting their viva. The ideal candidate will have expertise in: neuronal differentiation of iPSCs; confocal microscopy and image analysis; neuronal phenotyping assays (including high throughput assays); and statistical analysis.  As the post involves tissue culture a willingness and ability to work flexible hours is required.   

Please contact Dr Kathy Evans ( before 4pm Friday 30th October 2020. 

Group and programme leads - MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh

The MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU), University of Edinburgh welcomes applications for programme leader and programme leader-track positions from candidates with a strong research portfolio and innovative research programme in areas that enrich the HGU’s research focus. They are particularly interested in applicants with interests and expertise in regulatory genomics, molecular mechanisms of genome function and disease, and statistical genetics. Applicants adopting cross-disciplinary approaches are particularly welcome to apply. Formal application opens end of October. 

More info here, Deadline: 11 December 2020



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