Research Associate, Cardiff School of Biosciences

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Closing Date
16 Jan 2022
(Grade 6) £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
Cardiff School of Biosciences

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Prof Kevin Fox at Cardiff University School of Biosciences.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a post-doctoral researcher to join an internationally recognised team of scientists working on the plasticity mechanisms operating during learning and memory. The successful candidate will join a team using behavioural, systems and cellular approaches to understand how sensory processing in the cortex adapts when an animal learns a sensory discrimination. The post is funded by a 5-year MRC program grant. The candidate should be familiar with intracellular recording in vitro, and optogenetic techniques. Informal enquires are encouraged in advance of the deadline to

This position is full-time, fixed term until 31st July 2026.

Closing date: Sunday, 16 January 2022.

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:”