Exosome Post-doc Position Available – Parkinson’s Disease Transmission

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Position – Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the role of exosomes in Parkinson’s Disease Transmission and design new therapeutic strategies.

InstitutionUniversity College London, Institute of Neurology, London , UK

Applications are invited for a Research Associate within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences under the supervision of Dr JM Cooper


The post holder will conduct a research project investigating the intracellular processing of alpha-synuclein and its transmission to neighbouring neurones. This research is focussed upon the identification of strategies to prevent this transmission with a view to identifying therapeutic strategies for Parkinson’s disease. The experimental design includes the use of neurones differentiated from induced pluripotent stem (ips) cells currently available in the host laboratory.


Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience/cell biology or equivalent in a relevant subject, postdoctoral experience in cell and molecular biology, expertise in the use of primary neurones/neuronal differentiated ips cells, and an excellent understanding and experience of analysing cell biology and biochemical studies.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

Timing / Salary

The post is available from April 2015 and is funded for two years in the first instance by a grant from Parkinson’s UK. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 in the range £33,353 – £36,161 pa including London Allowance.

More Information

For queries relating to the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, Personnel Manager, UCL Institute of Neurology (email: IoN.HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries relating to the research project are welcome to Dr Mark Cooper (jmark.cooper@ucl.ac.uk).

To Apply

You should apply for this post through UCL’s online recruitment, www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs, ref 1452793, where you can download a full job description and person specification.

Closing date:   26 February 2015

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