Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
Vacancy Reference No: XB08770 Salary: £23,661-£26,629
Limit of tenure applies*
A full-time European Research Council (ERC)-funded research assistant for a young and enthusiastic scientist is available in the Pluchino laboratory at the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, to work on a collaboration frame between the University of Cambridge, UK and and Peixuan Guo, PhD of the University of Cincinnati, USA aiming at the exploitation of RNA nanotechnologies for the treatment of inflammatory neurological diseases. The major focus will be the development of innovative RNA nanostructures to target neural and non-neural cells in vitro, and in vivo in animal models of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.
Candidates with strong background RNA chemistry, nucleotide chemistry, cell and stem cell biology are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with stem cells and/or neural cells is desirable, though not mandatory. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, display initiative and independence, and have previous publications and good verbal and written English communication skills.
Applicants should send an email containing a statement of interest, a CV and the names of three referees to either Stefano Pluchino ,
Completed applications consisting of a CHRIS/6 (Parts I, 2 & 3) (downloadable from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) a covering letter, and CV, should be sent to Shannon Tinley via email: email@example.com or sent to Shannon at The Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, The ED Adrian Building, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0PY.
* The funds for this post are available until 31.12.2012 in the first instance.
Closing date: 23 September 2011. Planned Interview dates: week commencing closure of vacancy.
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