Research Assistant in Advanced Imaging in the Parkinson Disease

University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications are invited for research assistant to work with Dr. Steven F. Lee and Prof. Michele Vendruscolo at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. The is to work on a research programme recently funded through the ASAP (Aligning Science Across Parkinson's) worldwide initiative (

The scope of this programme is to provide an 'oligomer map' of Parkinson's brain to identify the regions where the disease is progressing and to enable their systematic study. The interdisciplinary program involves close collaborations with UCL and The Francis Crick institute, as well as Cambridge.

This role will work with Dr. Steven Lee on microscopy methods to quantify misfolded oligomers formed by alpha-synuclein in human Parkinson's brains.

Applicants should have a first class or upper second undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as biology, biochemistry and chemistry. Experience in microscopy, tissue culture and handling human samples would be highly advantageous.

All candidates should have a keen interest in applying physical methods to complex systems and enjoy working in a highly multidisciplinary, dynamic and collaborative environment.

The post will be available from January 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a fixed-term position with funds for the post being available for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of further funding.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a cover letter, and a full list of your publications in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquires should be directed to Steven Lee (

Please quote reference MA24756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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