UK DRI at Cardiff


Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom



Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.

To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

The UK Dementia Research Institute is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.

Rapid advances in DNA technologies and computational biology are enabling scientists to identify more and more of the subtle DNA variations that can influence a person’s risk of developing different neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers at the UK DRI at Cardiff interrogate the host of genetic variations linked with neurodegenerative diseases to make new discoveries about disease processes. They use experimental model systems along with a variety of cutting-edge experimental methods and equipment to dissect the biology of many of these genes. Building on the team’s international reputation for complex data analyses, they develop and apply advanced computational approaches that enable them to make sense of huge datasets generated by complex experiments.

Salary is offered at £20,092-£22,254 per annum based on skills and experience.

The post is funded for one year in the first instance.


Applicants should possess a biological science or related degree or similar qualification and a proven track record in laboratory work and associated health and safety. Previous experience using cell imaging systems will be advantageous.