£37,099 – £44,263
UKDRI University of Edinburgh
Fixed-Term, 2.5 years
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in Dr. Kathryn Bowles’ lab at the University of Edinburgh UK DRI centre. We are looking for a researcher interested in using iPSC-derived cultures to model risk for Parkinson’s disease.
The project is focused on understanding the function of the LRRC37A2 gene in astrocytes, and how this modifies inflammation and neuronal health to modulate risk for Parkinson’s disease. You will use iPSC-derived monocultures and co-cultures to investigate this mechanism in both neurons and glial cells, using a combination of approaches including transcriptomics, electrophysiology and basic molecular biology techniques. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of this project, resulting in the generation of a novel ‘omics dataset and new information about an understudied gene.
The closing date is 25 September 2023.