Opening For Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Sheffield

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Sheffield

 Job Ref: UOS009920
You will be based in the Academic Neurology Unit, in the Department of Neuroscience, School Of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, University Of Sheffield. The position will be based at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). 
 
The post, funded by the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), will investigate molecular mechanisms of motor neurone injury caused by hexanucleotide repeats in the newly identified C9ORF72 intronic expansion, and will focus on testing several strategies for therapeutic approaches aimed at inhibiting the formation of RNA foci and RAN translation. The project will involve using various cell models and linking interesting findings back to mice transduced with viral vectors and/or human biosamples. Applicants will be expected to have excellent cellular and molecular biology skills and experience in RNA processing biology. High-motivation, experience in writing scientific publications and in troubleshooting problems, excellence in experimental design, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills are all expected.   
 
This post is fixed-term for three years and is available immediately. 
 
Closing date: 18 January 2015
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