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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neural Stem Cell Biology

  • Location: England
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Reference: A4273Description: A BBSRC-sponsored postdoctoral position for a highly motivated scientist is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Barros at the Peninsula School of Medicine of Plymouth University, UK. Research work will focus on the identification and characterization of novel Neural Stem Cell (NSC) molecular identity markers using both Drosophila and mouse models. Genetic, molecular biology, cellular and biochemical techniques will be employed, including state-of-the-art single-cell transcriptome analysis, gene loss and gain of function assays and confocal imaging. The work is expected to significantly contribute towards resolving the current molecular identity quest of NSC types, a central question in stem cell biology with medical implications. The project is a collaboration initiative between Plymouth and Cambridge UK Universities, and the Scripps Research Institute (California, USA).You must have a PhD in Neurobiology or in related area. Expertise in as many techniques listed above is desirable, and candidates with a strong background in genetics and neurobiology are particularly encouraged to apply. This position also requires that you have good work ethics, analytical and organisational skills, and an ability to multitask and collaborate well with lab members.You will be required to start before 12th August 2015.This post is a full-time position, working 37 hours per week, on a fixed term basis. Funding is available for 32 months, and renewal upon the first and second year is contingent on mutual agreement and satisfactory performance.The post will be based on our North Campus (Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry) near Plymouth city centre, which is in an attractive sea-side location close to dramatic countryside and some of Britain's most beautiful beaches.Contact for informal discussion: Dr. Claudia Barros, Lecturer in Neuroscience, via email #####@######.### To apply: complete your application and submit your CV, 2 academic reference letters and motivation statement.Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's career in STEMM academia.Job DescriptionFurther Particulars

Region: Location: PlymouthSalary: £32277 to £37394 pa - Grade 7Package: Full-time, fixed term

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