This post will link into on-going research carried out at the Division of brains sciences on gene therapy in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease carried out by Dr Magdalena Sastre and Prof Nicholas Mazarakis. The post is funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust to investigate new gene therapies aimed to treat Alzheimer’s patients at advanced stage of disease.
The candidate should have strong interests in Molecular Biology and experience in animal models of neurodegeneration. Applicants must have, or have nearly completed, a PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, preferably hold an animal licence and have knowledge and expertise in viral vectors design. Animal surgery and behaviour analysis is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: When you join the staff of Imperial College in addition to a competitive salary and package of attractive terms and conditions of service, we offer you many more benefits to enjoy, such as career development tailored to your ambitions, an attractive pensions' scheme and generous family leave packages. You will also experience a flexible, supportive work environment with encouragement to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance
Our laboratory is developing the next generation of noninvasive microsurgical devices that physicians can use to operate on vital organs without having to perform an incision. For patients, this implies accessible, pain-less, and infection-free techniques; and therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities never achieved before. Using a bottom-up research strategy, we develop very early stage noninvasive devices and find exciting and high impact uses for them.