A post-doctoral position is available at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (CDN) in the laboratory of Manolis Fanto to study cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Drosophila. The position, funded by the Medical Research Council, is available immediately for up to three years. Starting salary will be on Grade 6 scale (~ £33k to £39k, inclusive of London Allowance, per annum) subject to skills, knowledge and experience.
The MRC-CDN is rated as one of the best neuroscience institutions in the UK and is located at the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London, next to London Bridge station.
The Fanto lab studies the mechanisms of neurodegeneration due to Atrophin and Fat with a number of advanced genetic and cellular approaches.
Charroux and Fanto, Autophagy 6 (5), 667 (2010).
Nisoli et al., Cell Death Differ 17 (10), 1577 (2010).
Napoletano et al., The EMBO journal 30 (5), 945-58 (2011).
Calamita and Fanto, Autophagy in press (2011).
Volpi et al., JoVE in press (2011).
I am looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in Drosophila genetics or neurobiology, capable of working independently on this project, whilst integrated into a larger group effort. Enthusiasm, determination, resilience and ability to work in a team are essential. For informal enquiries and application please contact Manolis Fanto (firstname.lastname@example.org) sending a copy of your cv.
Further information about the lab, the MRC-CDN and KCL can be found at the following websites.
MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
King’s College London
London SE1 1UL