Location: Southampton General Hospital
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the laboratory of Professor V. Hugh Perry to study the role of systemic and local inflammation in chronic neurodegenerative disease using animal models that mimic different aspects of Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology. Experience in areas related to neuroscience or neuroimmunology is essential.
You will have a PhD and laboratory experience in a relevant area, with a strong neuroscience or neuroimmunology component. You should be an enthusiastic and well-motivated scientist, capable of contributing substantially to developing your own research project, a good team-worker and an excellent communicator.
The post is available from 1st April 2015 for a period of at least 2.5 years. Interviews are likely to be held in March. Informal inquires can be made to Professor Hugh Perry: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is part of a major new strategic award by the Wellcome Trust for investigation of the neuroimmunology of mood disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. This is a 5-year research programme, with total funding of approximately £5.7M, designed to translate the new inter-disciplinary science of neuroimmunology to therapeutic applications in psychiatry and neurology. The research programme will entail the coordination of a network of UK academic centres (University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, King’s College London, University of Southampton, University of Glasgow, Cardiff University and Brighton and Sussex Medical School) and two major pharmaceutical companies (Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D and H. Lundbeck A/S). The scientific scope of the research will include clinical biomarker studies, therapeutic trials of new drugs in patients with depression and Alzheimer’s disease, and animal experiments, and is intended to develop new treatment approaches for these conditions.
The University of Southampton and the Centre for Biological Sciences both hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Biological Sciences is able to provide flexible working opportunities in a part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.
The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.
You should submit your completed application form online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above
References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, Please contact Carol Read on +44 (0) 23 8059 3649 Please quote vacancy reference number 506315BJ on all correspondence.