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UK DRI Post-doctoral Research Associate

Job details
Posting date: 24 September 2020
Salary: £38,304 per year
Additional salary information: Including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2020
Location: London, UK
Company: King's College London
Job type: Contract
Job reference: R6/1219/20-KM

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Summary

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.

Researchers at the UK Dementia Research Institute at King’s College London are using innovative approaches to explore the biological mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Their goal is to defeat dementia by uncovering vital new knowledge that will lead to the design of smarter diagnostics and effective treatments. The team aims to understand the fundamental biological processes involved in dementia at a molecular level – and to use that knowledge to design new ways to diagnose and treat disease more precisely.

The researcher recruited to this post will help to drive the setup of multimodal home monitoring of patients with the neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This post will form a strong academic link between Professor Chris Shaw at UK DRI at King’s College London and Professor David Sharp at UK DRI at Imperial College London. Close liaison with expert machine learning teams at the University of Surrey will be integral. Ultimately, we aim to answer important questions about environmental influences on disease progression in ALS and the development of novel biomarkers to advance drug discovery. This position is funded by the UK DRI Cross Centre Post-Doctoroal Programme.

Contact: Dr James Bashford, james.bashford@kcl.ac.uk

This post closes on 24 October 2020

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