Research Associate in Misfolding Diseases

University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2.5 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work with Prof. Michele Vendruscolo at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge ( The post 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 the 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.

The position will involve the analysis of transcriptomics and proteomics data. The applicant should have a background in biophysics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, physics, bioinformatics or related disciplines and strong programming skills preferably previously used in one or more of the areas of bioinformatics, protein sequence and structure analysis and analysis of experimental results from high-throughput experiments.

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 June 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a fixed-term position with funds for the post being available for 2.5 years, with the possibility of renewal.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list 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 Prof. Michele Vendruscolo (

Please quote reference MA26175 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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