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[Celegans] Postdoc position available, University College London

David Gems david.gems at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Sep 25 10:25:06 EST 2006

Dear Colleagues,

A postdoctoral position is currently open in my 
laboratory (see below). I would be grateful if 
you could bring the announcement below to the 
attention of any postgraduate students or 
postdocs who you think might be interested.

Thank you and best wishes

David Gems

Postdoctorial Position in the Biology of Ageing in C. elegans
University College London

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

The subject area is the biology of ageing in C. 
elegans. A focus will be testing candidate 
mechanisms of ageing, which will involve 
construction of transgenic nematode lines, 
development of biochemical assays (in 
collaboration with Prof. A.J. Rivett, Bristol 
University), and stress resistance and lifespan 
assays. This post is part of the EU (Framework 6) 
Integrated Project: "Proteomage, The Ageing 
Proteome". Experience of molecular biology is 
essential, and of 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.

To apply, please email a CV with three references 
to David Gems (david.gems at ucl.ac.uk). For job 
description and person specification or further 
and enquiries about details of the project, 
contact D.G.

The salary will vary according to experience, but 
starts at £25,633 (38,100 Euro; US $48,600) plus 
London Allowance (£2,472; 3,700 Euro; US $4,700).

The position is available from October 2006.

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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