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Research Associate (Fixed Term) - Tau Aggregation in Alzheimers Disease

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is required for 6 months to work on an ongoing project on the molecular mechanism of tau aggregation and its role in Alzheimer's disease under the supervision of Professor David Klenerman in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. The project exploits methods developed to detect and characterise individual protein aggregates and aims to determine the aggregation mechanism of full length human tau in the test-tube and in cells.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in Biophysics, Chemistry or Biochemistry, and ideally have experience of working with full length tau protein and using single molecule fluorescence.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding the post, please contact Sharon Connor

Please quote reference MA11581 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

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Closing date

Apr 2nd 2017

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Athena SWAN