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Postdoctoral Fellow Batten Disease And Lysosomal Function Jobs Vacancy in University Otago Dunedin

Postdoctoral Fellow Batten Disease And Lysosomal Function
University Otago
Dunedin OTA
08 Dec, 2017 30+ days ago

University Otago Dunedin urgently required following position for Postdoctoral Fellow Batten Disease And Lysosomal Function. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Batten disease and lysosomal function-1702471



Our Department

Our Biochemistry Department is a large research and teaching department housed in a well-equipped building. It is part of the University of Otago and located in Dunedin, a culturally vibrant and diverse university city.

The Role

We are currently seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate lysosomal function in iPS cell derived neurons in Batten disease. Batten disease is a group of childhood lysosomal storage diseases resulting clinically in blindness, seizures, dementia and ultimately death. Genetic mutations have been identified in at least 13 genes encoding lysosomal proteases and ER membrane proteins amongst others.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of iPS or stem cell culture and/or mass-spectrometry. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Skills and experience

• PhD in Biochemistry, neuroscience or a related discipline.

• Experience in iPS and or/neural stem cell cultures essential.

• Published in international journals.

• Experience in CRISPR-Cas technologies and proteomics an advantage.

• Careful and meticulous in record-keeping and experimental work.

• Excellent computer skills.

• Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.

• Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised.

Further details

This is a full-time fixed term appointment for 18 months commencing mid-2018.

Specific enquiries should be directed to Dr Stephanie Hughes, Department of Biochemistry via the email address below.


To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1702471 will close on Thursday, 25 January 2018.

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