Postgraduate-level Research Associate

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Closing Date
27 Nov 2023
Grade UE06: £31,396 - £ 36,024 per annum
1 year with possibility to extend

We are looking for a Research Associate at graduate/postgraduate level to contribute to join Dr Jian Gan’s lab at the UK Dementia Research Institute, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences. We investigate real-time neurocircuit dynamics underlying network oscillations, cognition, and decision-making in vivo. With such knowledge, we sort to elaborate on what, where, when, and how such dynamism goes wrong in disease conditions, e.g. dementia. We approach these questions by a combination of state-of-the-art methodologies in neuroscience, for instance in vivo patch-clamp recording, large-scale silicon probe recording, in vivo Ca2+ imaging, well-controlled quantitative behaviours in virtual reality, and optogenetics. The post will primarily involve contributing to behavioural training, data requisition, and data analysis of electrophysiological recording experiments. We also expect the candidate to assist with supervision of student projects and/or instruction of students with routine lab work.

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Dr Jian Gan