Epileptic Network Analysis

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Closing Date
9 Jul 2021
£36,028 - £43,533 per annum
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology London WC1N 3BG United Kingdom
36 months in the first instance
The post holder will apply advanced recording methods to understand the initiation, propagation, and termination of seizures in the mammalian brain, and to test network models by targeted genetic manipulations of defined nodes. The project is central to an MRC-funded programme of research aimed at optimizing gene therapy for refractory epilepsy, with a view to clinical translation. It will be supervised by DM Kullmann, MC Walker, S Schorge (UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) and G Lignani. The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the Medical Research Council for 36 months in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) or equivalent in Neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience of in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology, silicon probe recordings to study single units and working with rodents, colony maintenance and surgery is essential. IT proficiency at advanced user level (electrophysiological and imaging data processing, statistical analysis programs), good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting and strong problem-solving abilities are also required. Experience of computational modelling of brain networks, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy is desirable, as is a Personal Licence from the UK Home Office to work with rodents.

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