Research Technician Neuronal Circuits - University of Oxford

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Closing Date
19 Jun 2019
£28,660 to £34,189 Grade 6, p.a.
Fixed term until 31 March 2020

MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

We are seeking a Research Technician to provide specialist technical support and conduct original collaborative research as part of a multidisciplinary scientific programme designed to elucidate the function and dysfunction of neuronal circuits in the rodent brain.

In addition to having a BSc (awarded or pending) or equivalent qualification/training in a relevant scientific discipline, 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 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 as part of a group and independently, and to have excellent communication skills. A well-developed ability to manage time and multitask is also essential.

The post holder will work in the Group led by Dr Andrew Sharott and will be based at the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit (, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post with an end date of 31 March 2020, externally funded by the Medical Research Council, to start as soon as possible. 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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The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

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Contact Details

Dr Andrew Sharott: