Postdoctoral Research Scientist (University of Oxford)

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Closing Date
12 Nov 2019
£32,817 to £35,845 per annum (Grade 7)
Sherrington Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.
This position is funded by the ERC until 30 September 2023.

The goal of the research is to rectify the paucity of data on the claustrum by applying a battery of modern tools to address its function.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are to record and manipulate neural activity in the claustrum during behavioural assays using cutting-edge tools, analyse the data, and publish the results. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing their own academic research and administrative activities, including small-scale project management; adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques; working with other members of the laboratory in animal training as well optical recording and manipulation experiments; testing hypotheses and analysing scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate; contributing ideas for new research projects; and  collaborating in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles.

You must hold, or be near completion of a PhD/DPhil in neuroscience or a related field. You must have experience with optical and/or electrophysiological methods in neuroscience (eg multiphoton microscopy and/or optogenetics as well as ability to work with large datasets), possess sufficient theoretical and technical knowledge for developing new neuroscientific methods, experience of actively contributing to journal publications and meeting presentations, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

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Further Information

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Tuesday 12 November 2019. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

Contact Details

Contact Person : Katie Meads
Contact Phone : 01865 282502
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