Research Associate - Physical Chemist/Biophysicist to image protein aggregates in human biofluids (Fixed Term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

A postdoctoral position is available working on a collaborative project between the group of Sir David Klenerman FMedSCi FRS at Cambridge University, Professor Henrik Zetterberg at UCL and Professor David Sharp at Imperial College. This is a part of a multidisciplinary project to develop a method for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. This position will be based within the Department of Chemistry. The project characterizes the protein aggregates present in serum and plasma samples as well as saliva and will measure the number, size and shape of the aggregates and their key post-translational modifications using sensitive single molecule fluorescence imaging and super-resolution microscop.

Applicants must have experience in single molecule imaging and super-resolution imaging and previous experience of imaging protein aggregates. Candidates should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant discipline.

The position is available from January 1st.

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For queries regarding this post, please contact David Klenerman

Please quote reference MA39306 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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