We are seeking a Research Technician to provide specialist technical support and conduct original collaborative research as part of a BBSRC funded research project designed to investigate how temporal coordination of nerve cell activity in the hippocampus area of the mouse brain relates to the encoding, consolidation and recall of memories.
You should be qualified to HNC or equivalent level in a relevant area of biological research and hold a Personal Licence to conduct animal-based scientific work (PIL AB&C). Candidates are expected to have considerable experience in laboratory technician work and/or laboratory-based research experience related to the scientific investigation of the nervous system. Experience in mouse behaviour related to learning and memory tasks, anatomical techniques (immunofluorescence, stereology, confocal microscopy) and electrophysiological recordings is a key advantage.
The post holder will work in Dr David Dupret’s Group, and will be based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post of 12 months, externally funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, to start ideally by 1st October 2017 at the latest. This post is a University Grade 6 (06S) position with a starting salary of between £27,629 and £30,175 per annum. 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 Dr David Dupret.
The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 17th July 2017.
Interviews to be held 27th and/or 28th July 2017.
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