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The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre offers attractive opportunities to work with leading researchers in advancing the understanding of Parkinson's.

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Pre-clinical Imaging

Closing Date : Jul 24 2017 | Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist to join the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre to contribute to our core aim to understand and then target the earliest pathological pathways in Parkinson’s Disease. You will play a pivotal role in delivering a pre-clinical imaging programme for OPDC, establishing methodology and procedures for acquisition and analysis of MRI and molecular imaging data for transgenic models.

The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford, the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Oxford and Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford and is for a fixed-term (funded for 2 years).

You will have or be close to the completion of a PhD in neuroscience, along with an interest in pre-clinical in-vivo models of neurological/neurodegenerative disease. Specific expertise in neuroimaging is essential as are skills with data and/or image analysis, particularly of neuroimaging data. Experience with Matlab, shell scripting and image analysis tools would be desirable.

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Research Assistant - Disease Mechanisms in Neuronal Cell Models of Parkinson's

Closing Date : 10 August 2017  | Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant neuronal cell biologist to work on a collaborative research project between the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) and Takeda to perform studies on disease mechanisms and drug discovery in neuronal cell models of Parkinson’s disease.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between academic research and pharmaceutical drug discovery to contribute to the discovery of novel therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This project aims to better understand the molecular mechanisms of PD and develop new therapies by working with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines and dopamine neurons generated from PD patients, rodent primary neuronal cultures, and cell lines.

The post is a collaborative project between the OPDC and Takeda for up to 2 years and is available to start as soon as possible. The post will be based in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration, Le Gros Clark Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX.

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