Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £22,017.00 - £25,482.00 gross per year
  • Sheffield


Contract Type:Fixed term for 36 months

Location:Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)

This post will be based in the Department of Neurosciences and will be located in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). SITraN is a new research institute whose primary focus is research into neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neuron disease (MND), Parkinson’s disease (PD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and dementia.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team to provide research technical support for an exciting project at the forefront of research into MND. You will be contributing to a pre-clinical research project funded by the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) that will provide an in-depth characterization of a new mouse model of MND using a range of cutting-edge techniques.

You will provide dedicated research technical support for this project supervised by Dr James Alix, Dr Richard Mead and Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock. The team have experience of delivering high quality research into MND; at a recent international symposium on MND the group won both the preclinical and clinical research poster prizes. Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate a good level of competency and experience in working with animal models of human disease. Experience in at least one of the following will be advantageous: electrophysiology, histology or molecular biology.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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