[Drosophila] Postdoc at the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research

Kevin Cook via dros%40net.bio.net (by kcook from bio.indiana.edu)
Thu Aug 28 11:43:19 EST 2008

3 year Postdoctoral position available at the MRC 
Centre for Neurodegeneration Research, London, UK

Applications are invited for the post of 
Postdoctoral Research Worker to work on a project 
based at the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration 
Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College 
London. The mission of the MRC Centre is to 
further understand the mechanisms of 
neurodegeneration and to find new treatments for 
diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and motor neurone disease.

An experienced and motivated scientist is 
required to investigate the role of TDP-43 
dysfunction in a Drosophila model of motor neurone disease.

The project will include generation and 
maintenance of mutant and transgenic flies, DNA 
and RNA purification, northern, southern, and 
western blotting, protein biochemistry, in situ 
hybridization and immunocytochemistry, loss-and 
gain-of-function mutant analyses as well as 
characterisation of behavioural phenotypes of 
genetically modified Drosophila. Practical 
expertise with Drosophila cultures as well as 
broad genetic, biochemical and molecular biology 
laboratory experience are essential. Candidates 
will be expected to hold a PhD or equivalent.

This three year MRC-funded position is available 
from November 2008 until October 2011. Starting 
salary will be £31,461 pa (inclusive of London 
Allowance, and pending pay award), depending on qualifications and experience.

To obtain further particulars and further 
information about the Institute, please see our 
website at http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/vacancies or 
alternatively email vacancies from iop.kcl.ac.uk. 
Applications, in the form of a CV (including 
details of two referees), covering letter and 
equal opportunities statement, should be emailed to vacancies from iop.kcl.ac.uk.

Please quote reference number 08/R86 in all correspondence.
Closing date for applications 15 September 2008.

Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Equality of opportunity is College policy

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