Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Exeter)

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Closing Date
20 Nov 2019
The starting salary for an Associate will be from £30,046, up to £34,804, on grade (E) depending on qualifications and experience. For Fellows, the starting salary will be from £35,845, up to £46,717,

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (LSI)

The post

The College wishes to recruit a either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Gáspár Jékely. This Wellcome Trust funded post is available on a full time basis, from 01.01.2020 until the 31.12.2021 with the possibility of extension. The successful applicant will work in the Living Systems Institute in the field of neuroscience, contributing to the study of neural circuits and behaviour in the marine annelid model Platynereis.

The post will include the generation and analysis of serial EM connectome resources, behavioural assays, live imaging, genomic knockouts and transgenesis, computational image analysis and related activities.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

For a Postdoctoral Research Associate, applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology and microscopy. Experience with connectomics, imaging and behavioural assays is an advantage.

For a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will have all of the above, and must be in possession of PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of Devon (with occasional drizzle

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Further Information

The closing date for completed applications is 20.11.2019. Interviews are expected to take place in December 2019.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Contact Details

For further information please contact Professor Gáspár Jékely, e-mail