Research Associate University of Bath Department Biology & Biochemistry United Kingdom

Research Associate (fixed-term post)


Job title Research Associate (fixed-term post)

Department Biology & Biochemistry

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 01 April 2019

Closing date Tuesday 30 April 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC6633


Applications are invited for a BRACE funded Research Associate within the Department of Biology and Biochemistry. The project continues the development of a new model of brain aging based on induction of senescence in microglia.


The research entails the development of a specific marker for senescent microglia using RNA sequencing and subsequent screening of potential markers using cell culture lines and human tissue sections.


An enthusiastic, dedicated, hard working and imaginative researcher is sought and experience with primary microglial cell culture is required. You will also be involved in the development of further microglia related research for the future funding applications and the supervision of project students in the laboratory, as well as routine laboratory duties such as ordering reagents.


Knowledge of the neurodegeneration field would be an advantage as would a general neuroscience background.


You should expect to join the research group of Prof. David Brown which has international reputation in the field of aging and neurodegenerative diseases. The laboratory is well equipped and located within one of the leading biochemical research departments within the UK.


Bath University has a significant international reputation for high quality research and is a dynamic and lively working place in the beautiful surroundings of the historic City of Bath.


The position is available to start in June 2019 for a fixed-term of 12 months.


Informal enquires about the position are welcome to Prof. David Brown (, however, please ensure that all applications are submitted via the University website.


Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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