Research Associate

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). SITraN is a purpose built research facility which was opened in November 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen and awarded the Queen’s Anniversary prize for higher education in 2020 in recognition of having made an outstanding positive impact in patient’s lives from Neuroscience research. We were also awarded the British Neuroscience Outstanding Contribution Award in 2022. The Institute houses clinical and basic scientists from the Division of Neuroscience and the primary focus is research into neurodegenerative disorders such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced postdoctoral research associate to join an exciting translational research project to assess potential new compounds as a pharmacological approach for neuroprotection in human cellular models of ALS/MND.

You will be joining the laboratory of Prof Dame Pamela Shaw. Your role will be focused on screening for new neuroprotective approaches using cellular models (primarily astrocytes and motor neurons) derived from different subtypes of ALS/MND patients.

The post is fixed term for three years and is available immediately.

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