Research Associate in Clinical Neurosciences
University of Cambridge Department of Clinical Neurosciences
United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a postdoctoral scientist to join the research group of Dr Jelle van den Ameele at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

The position is part of a Wellcome-funded project to identify novel determinants of tissue-specific phenotypes of mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases. The focus of your project will be on how transcription from the nuclear genome is regulated when cells are confronted with mitochondrial dysfunction, focusing on neural stem cells during brain development in vivo.

Most of the work involves Drosophila genetics, various molecular biology and sequencing techniques, microdissection, and confocal and super-resolution imaging in live and fixed samples. You will drive the project within the laboratory, together with the group leader. You will be encouraged to apply for external funding and receive support to undertake further training and career development.

Candidates are expected to be independent, highly motivated, and keen to work collaboratively with internal and external scientists. You will join a dynamic group, and demonstrate core values of the lab, which include enthusiasm, openness and integrity. A PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related field is required. Ideal qualifications include experience with Drosophila genetics, mitochondrial metabolism and neural stem cell or glial biology.

The position offers a competitive salary and enjoys the diverse and highly interactive research environment of the world-renowned Mitochondrial Biology Unit and Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Jelle van den Ameele at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing Date: 17th January 2021

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE25250 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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