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Position: Research Associate - UK Dementia Research Institute
Institution: Imperial College London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Build on your existing skills and experience to address major components of this project independently; Present research findings as written reports, at conferences, within the College and as published manuscripts; Take initiative in the planning of research, with clear and timely communications to the Group Leader and relevant researchers; Contribute to the smooth running of the lab and facilities, acting collegiately with other scientists, clinicians, technicians and students; Provide guidance to staff and assist in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students, as required
Requirements: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Neuroscience (or related discipline), with practical experience of 2-Photon in vivo imaging of mouse models and/or associated synaptic plasticity and neuronal micro-circuit experience
   
Text: Research Associate - UK Dementia Research Institute Apply now Save this job Job summary The Barnes Lab invites applications from dynamic, creative, and highly motivated scientists for Research Associate positions that will take a leading role on one of the following two projects: Project 1: Explore synapse vulnerability and resilience in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathophysiology using 2-Photon synaptic imaging in mouse models. Project 2: Accelerating translational research in the area of non-invasive brain... Job listing information Reference MED03338 Date posted 9 September 2022 Closing date 30 September 2022 Key information about the role Location Hammersmith Campus (map) Position type Full time, fixed term Salary £43,093 - £50,834 plus benefits Department Department of Brain Sciences Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher Job description Job summary The Barnes Lab invites applications from dynamic, creative, and highly motivated scientists for Research Associate positions that will take a leading role on one of the following two projects: Project 1: Explore synapse vulnerability and resilience in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathophysiology using 2-Photon synaptic imaging in mouse models. Project 2: Accelerating translational research in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation as an intervention against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis and cognitive decline. These roles are part of the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London , located in the Department of Brain Sciences . Postdocs in the UK DRI at Imperial enjoy excellent career development opportunities with: Access to a range of cutting-edge technologies, i.e., 1- and 2-Photon in vivo microscopy, electrophysiology, automated behavioural testing, single cell/nuclei transcriptomics, non-invasive brain stimulation, Imaging Mass Cytometry and computational modelling. An inclusive, collegial, team-oriented working environment. Strong national links through the UK DRI with attendance at its annual scientific meeting ‘Connectome’. Support from the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre ( PFDC ) and Imperial and UK DRI ECR Communities The opportunity to mentor, supervise and teach students Duties and responsibilities As a Research Associate in the UK DRI, you will: Build on your existing skills and experience to address major components of this project independently. Present research findings as written reports, at conferences, within the College and as published manuscripts. Take initiative in the planning of research, with clear and timely communications to the Group Leader and relevant researchers. Contribute to the smooth running of the lab and facilities, acting collegiately with other scientists, clinicians, technicians and students Provide guidance to staff and assist in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research students, as required Maintain highly organised and accurate records of experimental work Undertake appropriate scientific and professional training. Essential requirements Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Neuroscience (or related discipline), with practical experience of 2-Photon in vivo imaging of mouse models and/or associated synaptic plasticity and neuronal micro-circuit experience. Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Neuroscience (or related discipline), with practical experience of 2-Photon in vivo imaging of mouse models and/or associated synaptic plasticity and neuronal micro-circuit experience. Experience of one or more software packages is essential: MATLAB, ImageJ, SigmaPlot, Prism, R as is experience in statistical analysis. Practical experience within a research environment and publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals Further information This is a Full Time and Fixed Term (Part Time options will be considered) post for 1 year initially based at the Hammersmith and White City Campuses. Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum. Please contact Dr Samuel Barnes - Samuel.Barnes@imperial.ac.uk for discussion about the project and role. The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research / Documents Job Description - Research Associate - RS.docx About Imperial College London Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City. We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society - and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. Additional information Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are: Respect Collaboration Excellence Integrity Innovation In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk .
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