[Drosophila] Postdoc at the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration
(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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