Postdoctoral Researcher - Neural Mechanisms of Endogenous Pain Control (2 Posts) (University of Oxford)

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3 Jan 2020
£32,817 to £40,322 p.a., Grade 7
3 years

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, FMRIB, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a postdoctoral researcher, reporting to Ben Seymour, to carry out research in the area of human pain and aversive learning, with a focus on computational neuroscience approaches and neuroimaging.

The postholder will be responsible for managing their own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. They will be required to adapt existing, and develop new, scientific techniques and experimental protocols and test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate. The postholder will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs, research assistants, technicians, and PhD and project students.

The postholder will hold, or be nearing completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings is essential. Experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project and actively collaborating in the development of research articles for publication would prove advantageous.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term until 31 March 2023 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 3 January 2020 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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