Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Post title: Postdoctoral Research Assista
Post ref: QMUL27667
About the Role
The Nizetic lab (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/blizard/all-staff/profiles/dean-nieti.html) is leading internationally in the establishment of cellular models of neurodevelopment, ageing and neurodegeneration, and their correction using small chemicals. The postholder will lead part of a project using hiPSC systems and cerebral organoids to substantially improve our understanding of the pathomechanisms of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s dementia, and/or the design of hi-throughput chemical screening assays for phenotype correction. They will be taught the skills of generating cerebral organoids and 3D neuronal cultures and have access to additional hiPSC from patients clinically stratified for Alzheimer’s dementia and a range of genetic models of Alzheimer’s dementia.
We are looking for an ambitious and motivated candidate with a track record of accomplishment (either during the PhD studentship, or during a previous postdoctoral research) demonstrating ability in the field of cell/molecular biology. Experience with cell culture, characterization of cell phenotypes, or work with human embryonic stem cells or iPSC would be desirable, but proven skills in transcriptome and protein structure data mining/analysis would also be advantageous.
About the Institute
The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is one of six Institutes within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in four academic Centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years, available to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 4-5, in the range of £34,733 – £40,797 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Dean Nizetic at email@example.com or +44 020 7882 8864.
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.
The closing date for applications is 07 April 2022.
Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.