Research Fellow - Testing the "glymphatic" hypothesis at the nanoscale - AR2170RAS
School of Biology
Vacancy Description
School of Biology
Dr. Juan Varela has recently established a new lab at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, aiming to understand how nanoscale changes in the extracellular space of the brain facilitate clearance of protein aggregates. Within this project funded by the ERC grant “BrainNanoFlow” we are seeking to recruit postdoc. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with an academic background in either physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, engineering) or neurosciences, willing to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The candidate will work in the characterisation of the so called “glymphatic pathway” at the single-molecule level. Experience with super-resolution fluorescence microscopy as well as experience working with rodents would be highly advantageous. Some previous work in neuroscience would also be convenient, but not essential. The funds for this post are available for two years in the first instance.

For informal enquiries email Dr. Juan Varela at:

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The University of St Andrews, School of Biology is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender Equality Charter and being awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award in 2018 for recognising advancement of gender equality representation, progression and success for all. In addition, the School particularly welcomes applications from women, who are under represented in this field.

Please Quote Reference: AR2170RAS
Closing Date: 6 September 2019
Interview Date: 25 September 2019
Further Particulars: AR2170RAS FPs.doc

School of Biology
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Fixed term for 24 months