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[Celegans] Post-doctoral position at University College London

David Gems david.gems at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jan 25 08:12:32 EST 2006

Post-doctoral position at University College 
London to study the biology of protein ageing in 
C. elegans

Applications are invited for a three-year, 
European Union-funded post in the UCL Centre for 
Research on Ageing, in the laboratory of David 
Gems (www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbtdag/).

This position is for work on understanding the 
biological determinants of ageing and longevity 
in C. elegans. A major focus will be testing 
candidate mechanisms of ageing, which will 
involve construction of transgenic nematode 
lines, development of biochemical assays (in 
collaboration with Prof. Jennifer Rivett, Dept. 
of Biochemistry, Bristol University), and stress 
resistance and lifespan assays. This post is part 
of the EU (Framework 6) Integrated Project: 
"Proteomage, The Ageing Proteome", and is a three 
year post, with a possible extension to five 
years. Experience of molecular biology is 
essential, and of protein chemistry (e.g. protein 
purification, Westerns) and C. elegans genetics 
and biology is highly desirable. The successful 
applicant will join an established research team 
in the Centre for Research into Ageing, and a 
broader consortium of 18 other European research 
groups and companies. An ability to work in a 
busy and interactive environment is essential.

Please direct applications (including a CV with 
three referees) and enquiries about further 
details of the project to Dr David Gems 
(david.gems at ucl.ac.uk), Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 
4381. The pay level depends on age and 
experience, but starts at point 8 on the 
University RA1A scale: starting salary currently 
£24,352 (~$43,600) plus London Allowance (£2,400, 
or ~$4,300). Position available from March 2006.

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David Gems, Ph.D.
Reader in the Biology of Ageing
University College London
Room 324, The Darwin Building
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 679 4381
Fax: +44 (0) 207 679 7096

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