Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in Affective Neuroscience and Imaging

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
28 Jan 2022
£27,116 - £40,927
Innes Building Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Univristy of Cambridge
up tp 5 years

The Roberts lab is a behavioural neuroscience lab using cutting-edge methods to examine the prefrontal control of negative and positive emotion and its contribution to the multi-dimensional nature of anxiety and depression. These methods include chemogenetics, neuroimaging, wireless recordings of cardiovascular activity, pharmacology and sophisticated cognitive testing.

A newly funded 5-year Wellcome Trust grant is focusing on the neurodevelopment of prefrontal circuits of relevance to depression. We are looking for an intellectually curious and highly motivated postdoc to join a collaborative, like-minded group of researchers.

Further information

The post is based in a well-resourced, state of the art facility within the University of Cambridge with dedicated MRI/PET scanning facilities. Applicants should either have, or shortly be awarded, a PhD in neuroscience or related disciplines. Previous experience in behavioural neuroscience and in particular, neuroimaging is highly desirable.

You will need to submit a CV, motivation letter detailing why you want to be part of this project and how this post will be a good stepping-stone for your career. We also need the contact details for two people who can provide a professional reference. We aim to hold Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates within the first 2 weeks of February, 2022. 

Contact details

For further particulars please contact Professor Angela Roberts (