Senior Lecturer in "Genetic and Neural Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders" - Newcastle University

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Closing Date
21 Jul 2019
£50,132 to £63,810 per annum
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

This post requires a scientist with the ambition and track record to develop the field of genetic and neural basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and how these affect behaviour and cognition. There is an expectation that the Senior Lecturer will work on in vivo rodent models of neurodevelopmental disorders, combining two-photon imaging, optogenetics, electrophysiology and genome engineering of disease gene locus using CRISPR-Cas9. Application of these techniques should in turn further our understanding how specific cell types and mutations affect social behaviour, and cognitive flexibility. 

A demonstrable potential to attract research income from prestigious national and international sources and a record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals will also be a required.

You must have a PhD in a relevant subject area, an excellent publication record and be competitive for externally funded research grants. Career breaks will be taken into account.

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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