Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral researcher position. This fellowship is last for 18 months and posible to extend. Applications are welcome before January 04, 2019.

The UK DRI at Imperial has been established to address a medical research area of highest importance and future impact as one of six new national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities that together are intended to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias. MRC and charity partners Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer's Research UK have invested 250m in fulfilment of the ambition identified in the Prime Minister’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral researcher interested taking on a challenging role with considerable scope for independent scientific achievement and personal growth. The post holder will be a key member of the research staff supporting Professor Zoltan Takats' contribution to the programme led by Professor Matthews. Professor Takats has been an international leader in applications of advanced mass spectrometric methods to medicine. The post involves all the organisation of mass spectrometric imaging project aimed at large-scale molecular characterization of ex vivo brain tissue from people who have suffered from late-life neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. There is considerable scope for career growth within the post. Substantial independence will be expected, with anticipation for a growing role in contributing to the design of the research. In addition, the post holder will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to join in preparing applications for external research funding.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology and have proven experience with imaging mass spectrometry and practical experience with the statistical analysis of imaging mass spectrometric datasets.

The post is full time and fixed term for 18 months.


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