Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

Closing Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

Applications are invited to join a multidisciplinary team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) at the University of Oxford.  We seek a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute and analyse a combination of state-of-the-art electrophysiological, anatomical and behavioural experiments in rodents, as part of a scientific programme designed to investigate functional diversity in the external globus pallidus.

In addition to holding a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise in electrophysiology (either in vitro  or in vivo), and to provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the delivery of a focused programme of research. Experience of implementing rodent behavioural experiments and/or genetics-based approaches for cell monitoring/manipulation is also desirable.

The post holder will work with Professor Peter J. Magill on the main site of the MRC BNDU at the Department of Pharmacology. The Magill Group uses a transdisciplinary approach to elucidate the function and dysfunction of the basal ganglia, employing innovative electrophysiological, anatomical, behavioural and genetics-based techniques to study these circuits in reduced preparations and the whole organism. The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place in the MRC BNDU, and there will be ample opportunity to work in partnership with other Unit Groups.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post of up to 36 months (end date of not later than 7th September 2020), with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible.  This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,076 and £38,183 per annum (commensurate with experience). Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Peter Magill.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 129707.

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Friday 4th August 2017.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.


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