Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions:
Synaptic plasticity and synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease
Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research associate positions to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate synaptic plasticity and synapse degeneration in the mammalian nervous system. The successful applicant will determine how deficiency in Wnt signalling triggers synapse loss and synaptic dysfunction in the hippocampus. The project will be under the direction of Professor Patricia Salinas at UCL. The work will involve analysing synaptic changes in vivo, in brain slices and cultured neurons using state-of-the-art imaging techniques combined with the latest molecular genetics methods and electrophysiology. For more information, Click Here! Deadline: 30 May 2019
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A Research Technician position is available to contribute to studies aimed at unravelling the mechanisms that lead to synaptic dysfunction and degeneration in neurodegenerative diseases. The technician will be based in our laboratory at UCL main campus. We are primarily focused on understanding how dysfunction in Wnt signalling contributes to synaptic dysfunction and synapse degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The applicants will use a range of cellular and electrophysiological approaches. The candidates will have access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities and will have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists in the ARUK Drug Discovery Institute at UCL and the Francis Crick Institute. Applications are now closed.
Most PhD students can join the lab by enrolling in one of UCL’s distinguished 4-year PhD programmes, such as the 4-year PhD Programme in Neuroscience or the UCL Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Programme. If you are not eligible for these programmes, or would like to make an informal inquiry prior to making an application, please get in touch.