Job ID: 95765

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 2 October 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 November 2022

Contract Length: 1 year, renewable

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: Imperial College London

Department: Brain Sciences


The UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London is currently recruiting for several postdoctoral research associates:

Dr Marco Brancaccio:

Investigating the molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms driving circadian dysfunction in the pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Dr Samuel Barnes:

Project 1: Explore synapse vulnerability and resilience in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathophysiology using 2-Photon synaptic imaging in mouse models.

Project 2: Accelerating translational research in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation as an intervention against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis and cognitive decline.

Dr Nathan Skene:

Applying single cell epigenetics techniques, such as ATAC-seq and CUT&Tag, to address key questions about the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease.

Dr Yu Ye:

Project 1: Cellular Neuroscience:  exploring the interplay between protein aggregation and proteostasis in neurons of pathological background.

Project 2: Protein Biochemistry: exploring changes in the composition of, and modifications on, toxic aggregates and proteasomes derived from patients

Dr Alexi Nott (Imperial) and Prof Caleb Webber (Cardiff):

Cross-centre postdoc exploring the epigenome and 3D chromatin architecture of midbrain cell-types associated with Parkinson’s disease.

These roles are part of the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London, located in the Department of Brain Sciences.  Postdocs in the UK DRI at Imperial enjoy excellent career development opportunities with:

  • Access to a range of cutting-edge technologies.
  • An inclusive and collegial working environment.
  • Strong national links through the UK DRI with attendance at its annual scientific meeting ‘Connectome’.
  • Support from the Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC) and Imperial and UK DRI ECR Communities
  • The opportunity to mentor, supervise and teach students

Please contact the relevant Group Leader for informal discussions about the available projects. To apply, please visit

Imperial is one of the most international universities in the UK. We recognise the positive value of diversity and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.