Postdoc Position, Single Cell Recordings in Humans- University of Leicester, UK

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Closing Date
21 Oct 2019
Grade 7 £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
3 years

The Centre for Systems Neuroscience at the University of Leicester, UK, offers a 3-year postdoc position to study single cell recordings in humans – performed in epileptic patients undergoing curative surgery.

The project will investigate concept cells (a.k.a. Jennifer Aniston neurons) – that means, neurons in the hippocampus and surrounding areas that selectively fire to specific concepts, like different pictures and the written or spoken name of a particular person (e.g. Quian Quiroga et al, Nature 2005; Quian Quiroga Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2012), which are involved in declarative memory functions.

The successful candidate will contribute to performing recordings with patients in collaborating hospitals and to the analysis of the data to investigate the role of these neurons in memory. He/She should have very good quantitative skills (data processing, and programming e.g. in Matlab) and a strong background or interest in neuroscience. He/She should be able to work both independently and as part of a research team within the Centre for System Neuroscience at Leicester and with our external collaborators.

For more details and to apply, click here. 

Contact Details

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Paula Warrington, Research Centre Manager, or 0116 252 3249