Research Associate (Fixed Term)
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position within
the Williams-Gray/Barker lab (with possible extension subject to funding).
The lab works at the interface of clinical and laboratory science, aiming to
better understand the clinical heterogeneity of Parkinson's disease and the
underlying biological basis of this, with a view to developing more targeted
and personalized therapies. The successful candidate will contribute to an
expanding programme of research investigating how immune activation and
protein aggregation interact to drive the progression of Parkinson's disease.
The role will focus particularly on using PET and MR neuroimaging to
investigate these mechanisms. The post holder will play an integral role in a
major established longitudinal study using neuroimaging measures of
inflammation and tau deposition, alongside blood and cerebrospinal fluid
markers, to investigate the basis of cognitive decline and dementia in
Parkinson's. In addition, they will have the opportunity to contribute to
related projects running within the lab, including neuropathological studies,
immunophenotyping and biomarker studies, mechanistic in-vitro studies, and an
ongoing clinical trial of an immunosuppressant drug in Parkinson's disease.
We seek applicants with a PhD in neuroscience, and relevant experience and
specialist knowledge in the fields of neuroimaging and neurodegeneration. The
successful candidate will ideally have 1-2 years of postdoctoral experience in
neuroimaging. The post holder will work within a close clinical and scientific
team of research assistants, doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and
clinicians. They will be expected to work in a team environment and to support
and contribute to other related collaborative projects.
For questions relating to the post, please contact Dr Caroline Williams-Gray
via email: email@example.com
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will
be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and
Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport
Closing date: 29th September 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed
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of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match
the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you
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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone
number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference ZE33240 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and
encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible
to live and work in the UK.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
16 September 2022
29 September 2022