Postdoctoral Training Fellow Perception and Behaviour - The Francis Crick Institute

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Closing Date
28 Jul 2019
The Francis Crick Institute
Fixed term for 4 years

Contract: 4 years, full time.

An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. 

A postdoctoral research post in the laboratory of Florencia Iacaruso is now available. We are looking for an outstanding researcher to combine in vivo imaging and in vitro electrophysiological methods in brain slices to study the organization of midbrain circuits underlying perception and behaviour. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, and a track record of publications. Experience in electrophysiological recordings in brain slices and competence on data analysis are essential. Demonstrable programming skills are desirable.   

The successful candidate will take a lead in the project, designing and implementing experiments and working collaboratively with other members of the lab to achieve the aims of the project and produce publications and presentations on the research. As a member of the lab, you will have access to resources and facilities from the Crick Institute and will benefit from the lab’s expertise in in vivoneuronal recordings and the study of the synaptic organization of neuronal circuits underlying perception. Located in the centre of London, the lab is part of a thrilling neuroscience community. 

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • The closing date for applications is 28 July 2019 at 23:45.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom

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