From biological to physical sciences: working across disciplines to boost our understanding of the processes underlying the earliest stages of neurodegeneration and ageing.
The UK DRI at The University of Cambridge focuses on the mechanistic processes involved in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease to identify therapeutic targets with the greatest potential to prevent dementia. These processes include the spreading of misfolded tau protein, the cold shock protein response in the repair of synapses and autophagy as a protective cellular response, all of which are relevant to several different types of dementia.
The team uses cellular and molecular approaches to better characterise these important processes with a strong emphasis on identifying molecular targets that can be rapidly translated into new dementia treatments for those in the early stages.
UK DRI at The University of Cambridge, embraces biological and physical sciences in the newly refurbished Island Research Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The UK DRI at Cambridge is seeking an experienced Centre Manager to support all aspects of the Centre’s operations, working with the UK DRI Headquarters team and Clinical Neurosciences support teams. The Centre Manager is a key strategic and operational leadership post critical to developing and enhancing the Centre’s positioning as a state-of-the-art dementia research institute. The post-holder will work with the Centre Director to ensure the effective execution and running of the UK DRI Centre and projects on a day-to-day basis to enable key milestones to be met. S/he will take lead responsibility for the financial and operational management of the Centre including its staffing, equipment, health and safety, working closely with the UK DRI at Cambridge Laboratory Manager and Administrator as well as liaising with a wide range of internal scientific and administrative staff, external bodies such as collaborating research partners, laboratories, institutions and Universities and provision of regular reports (financial and progress) to UK DRI central administration. Ref: ZE29308, Closing date: 29 May 2022Apply to centre