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We are seeking for a highly motivated, scientifically curious, and creative postdoctoral research associate with a strong interest in brain stem cells and mammalian brain development to join Setsuko Sahara in collaboration with Eugene Makeyev's lab at King’s College London (https://devneuro.org/cdn/group-overview.php?groupID=87). This post is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Sahara lab studies the mechanisms regulating the self-renewal potential of cortical progenitors and the ability of multipotent cells to differentiate into different types of neurons. The successful applicant will pursue research projects to understand how a vast diversity of cortical projection neurons and glia emerge from a limited number of progenitors during development. We will address this question by interrogating the molecular mechanisms in mouse cortical development. These include in vivo manipulation of gene expression in vivo, cell and molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and PhD (awarded or soon to be awarded) in neuroscience, RNA, stem cell, developmental biology or a related subject. Prior experience with mouse genetics, molecular and cell biology, microscopy imaging, brain slice physiology, transcriptomics and related bioinformatics, or flow cytometry is an advantage.

The lab is based at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (CDN) and the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King's College London (KCL), with an easy access to various areas of expertise from molecular and stem cells biology, synapse biology, in vivo imaging to behavioural studies and clinical research. This provides a stimulating environment and extensive training opportunities for the proposed project.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract to 31 Dec 2024 (or the end of the project date)
This is a full-time post – 100 % full time equivalent

Closing date: 30 October 2022.

To apply please click here Research Associate job in Guy's Campus | Research jobs at King's College London (kcl.ac.uk)


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