Postdoc Position at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Location: Manchester, UK

Department: Life Science

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £35,845 to £41,526

Closing date: 30th November 2019

The Position

One of the largest research-led science and technology educators in the UK, our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment, covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms and global impact, our exceptional research has created an international reputation for making a transformative contribution to the world around us. We deliver work with real-world impact, and cultivate lasting relationships with businesses, the government and the general public to share our innovation and expertise.

This post is based in the Department of Life Science, one of the largest Departments in the University attracting high numbers of students on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. At undergraduate level, we offer several taught degree courses, including Biomedical Science, Healthcare Science, Human Bioscience and Human Physiology. There are taught Masters programmes in Biomedical Science and Clinical Science. The Department also provides research training programmes for doctorate and Masters level research students. The Department resides within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and benefits from spacious, modern and well-equipped teaching and research facilities having benefitted from recent significant and on-going investment.

The Candidate

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated postdoctoral research associate to join the laboratory of Professor Sonia Corrêa to investigate the role the p38-MK2 cascade as a protective target in Alzheimer’s disease. The core aim of this project is to perform behavioural experiments and in vitro electrophysiological recordings (extracellular recordings). The project will also give the successful candidate the opportunity to develop skills in biochemistry and imaging techniques. Part of this project will be developed at the University of Manchester.

Candidates will have a first degree and higher degree in Neuroscience, or a closely related subject and research expertise in the field of Neuroscience, particularly synaptic plasticity, neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. The role will include designing and carrying out experiments, data collection, analysis and interpretation of the data to produce high-quality publications in internationally recognised journals. The successful candidate will have excellent research potential as demonstrated by publications and conference presentations, together with research skills and experience to work independently and in team. The successful candidate will help the group develop ideas for research studies and pursuing bids for future funding to expand research excellence at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the post, please contact Prof Sonia Corrêa-Mϋller ([email protected]) or Dr Jason Ashworth ([email protected]).

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are proud of our diverse community of staff, students and visitors.

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