Research Assistant (Oxford)

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Closing Date
1 Jul 2020
£29,176 to £34,804 p.a.
MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Mansfield Road, Oxford
end date of 31 March 2024 in the first instance

We are seeking a Research Assistant to provide specialist technical support and conduct original collaborative research as part of a multidisciplinary scientific programme designed to elucidate how coordination of neural activity in the hippocampus circuit supports memory-guided behaviour in the rodent brain.

In addition to having an HNC, BSc or equivalent qualification/training in a relevant area of biological research, candidates should have a track record in laboratory technician work and/or research experience in the field of neuroscience. The postholder will be required to contribute to research by assisting with behavioural in vivo neurophysiology experiments in rodents, as well as by assisting in the daily organisation and running of the host laboratories. Candidates are expected to be team players, able to work flexible hours when required, as part of a group and independently and to have excellent communication skills. A well-developed ability to manage time and multitask is essential. Due to the nature of the related rodent experiments, the postholder will be required to work flexibly to meet the demands of the job.

The postholder will work in the Group led by Dr David Dupret and will be based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit's ( main site in Mansfield Road, Oxford. The MRC BNDU is a division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (

This is a full-time, fixed-term post with an end date of 31 March 2024 in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council, to start as soon as possible from 1 September 2020. The postholder will be contractually required to undertake business critical work outside of core working days for the equivalent of 2 days per month. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

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Further Information

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1 July 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible

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