Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

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MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to execute, analyse and report on a combination of state-of-the-art electrophysiological, behavioural and anatomical experiments in rodents, as part of a research programme that is designed to elucidate the function/dysfunction of motor thalamic neurons and their connectivity with frontal cortex. This post offers exciting opportunities for innovative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work.

In addition to having a PhD (or MD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant area of biological research, this qualification can be held or submitted for examination by the time of starting the post, 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 one or more of the following: (i) In vivo or in vitro electrophysiological recording, (ii) Establishing novel experimental set-ups for simultaneous electrophysiological recording of many neurons. In addition, they will provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the development and execution of a cohesive programme of research.

The postholder will be part of the Sharott Group, based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit's main site in Mansfield Road, Oxford. The MRC BNDU is a division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (

This is a fixed-term post for 4 years in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council. 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:

Applications must be through the University's online recruitment site, vacancy ID 146318.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 24 June 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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