UK DRI Postdoctoral Associate, King’s College London, UK

Research Associate in Mechanobiology at King's College London

UK DRI Postdoctoral Associate: The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a collaborative project focusing on a gene therapy approach for ALS/FTD. The project, part of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), aims to advance understanding and develop treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. The role requires expertise in RNA Biology, molecular biology, stem cell culture, and neuronal differentiation.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Area: Neurodegenerative Diseases, RNA Biology

Location: Denmark Hill Campus, King’s College London


  • PhD in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, or related discipline (or awaiting award)
  • Research experience with publications in neurodegeneration and/or RNA biology
  • Expertise in standard laboratory techniques, including cell culture, molecular cloning, RNA isolation, and microscopy
  • Knowledge of neurodegeneration
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team

Job Description: The successful candidate will join a collaborative team, contributing to a pre-clinical work package for a gene therapy approach. Responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments, developing technical advances, data analysis, and presenting results. The role involves working with induced pluripotent stem cells, molecular cloning, and analyzing changes in gene expression. The position offers opportunities for collaboration, training in new methods, and attendance at scientific meetings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiative in planning research
  • Active participation in the research program
  • Collaboration in a multidisciplinary team
  • Planning and conducting scientific work
  • Data analysis and ensuring data validity and reliability
  • Maintenance of accurate experimental records
  • Presentation of findings in group meetings
  • Reports preparation and presentation
  • Providing guidance to staff and students
  • Attendance at workshops and conferences
  • Contribution to the smooth running of laboratories

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience: Essential Criteria:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, or related discipline (or awaiting award)
  • Research experience with publications in neurodegeneration and/or RNA biology
  • Knowledge of neurodegeneration
  • Practical experience in laboratory techniques (cell culture, molecular cloning, RNA isolation, etc.)
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in a team

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience with primary cells and tissues
  • Neuronal phenotyping (e.g., neurite outgrowth assays)
  • Flow cytometry and genome editing experience
  • High throughput microscopy experience

*Note: Candidates awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered, with initial appointment as Research Assistant (Grade 5, spine point 30). Upon PhD confirmation, the role will become Research Associate (Grade 6) with a salary increase.

How to Apply: Submit applications through the official online portal before the closing date on March 10, 2024.

Disclaimer: This job post is sourced from a reliable outlet. For further details and confirmation, please refer to the official site of King’s College London.



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