UK Dementia Research Institute Group Leader

UK DRI King’s College London

As part of the continued growth of the UK DRI at King’s College London the  Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience is seeking a clinical or nonclinical academic to initiate a novel programme of research into neurodegeneration. We seek creative and innovative proposals for a new research programme in areas including but not limited to:

– Compartmentalised and spatiotemporal RNA regulation of neuronal RNA transport and/or local translation, and its roles in the local regulation of neuronal synaptic plasticity.

– Effects of disease-causing mutations on ribonucleoprotein condensates, with methods such as advanced imaging and biophysics.

– Computational integrative studies of high-throughput data and dynamic modelling of regulatory RNA circuits.

– Therapeutics and neurotechnology, such as new approaches for gene therapy, viral and non-viral vectors and their targeted delivery to the brain.

 

Whilst we are particularly interested in the above areas, we welcome applications from clinical and nonclinical academics with any research interest that will contribute to the aim of our centre to characterise the mechanisms of protein-RNA complexes and their impairments in ALS and develop new therapeutics with AAV- and antisense RNA-based delivery.

 

Please note that the salary range includes both the clinical and nonclinical pay structures. The salary structure for the successful candidate will be based on whether the appointment is made as clinical or nonclinical.

This post will be offered on an permanent contract.

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

 

Further information

Please be aware that King’s College London reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Please note that the salary range includes both the clinical and nonclinical pay structures. The salary structure for the successful candidate will be based on whether the appointment is made as clinical or nonclinical.

For informal queries, please contact UK DRI director Professor Jernej Ule (jernej.ule@kcl.ac.uk), Professor Sandrine Thuret (sandrine.1.thuret@kcl.ac.uk), Dr Sarah Mizielinska (sarah.mizielinska@kcl.ac.uk).

King’s College London is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our centre aims to increase the number of women in senior scientific positions. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from all backgrounds. Hybrid working is already an embedded way of working at the Group Leader level, and we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.kcl.ac.uk.

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