Postdoctoral Neuroscientist in Behavioural Neurophysiology (Dupret Group)

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The MRC BNDU is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist in Behavioural Neurophysiology to develop, execute and analyse experimental work that combines in vivo network electrophysiology, memory-guided behaviour and optogenetic closed-loop interventions in rodents (mice) as part of a scientific programme focusing on neural dynamics of adaptive behaviour. This post offers exciting opportunities for creative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work.

The post holder will be part of the Dupret Group based at the Mansfield Road site of the MRC BNDU. The Group uses a transdisciplinary approach to study both the cellular substrates (cell types and pathways) and the network operations that underlie memory circuit dynamics, employing innovative techniques to monitor and manipulate neurons and to determine their influence on behaviour. The work of the post holder will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and infrastructure in place at the MRC BNDU.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of neuroscience, and will have a track record of original research in the field of memory, hippocampal circuitry and neurophysiology. They will also have experience in mouse behavioural tasks, experience in quantitative methods and expertise in analysing and interpreting electrophysiological data. Ability to work as part of a team is essential. Experience of working with wildtype and genetically-altered mice, including the design of behavioural assays for in vivo network physiology, is desirable.

This is a fixed-term post of up to 32 months, with an initial probationary period, and is available from 1st February 2023. The post end date is 30th September 2025. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £34,308 and £42,155 per annum. If a candidate does not meet all of the Grade 7 criteria, we will consider offering the post at a lower Grade 6 (an underfill, with a starting salary of between £30,502 and £36,386 per annum). The opportunity for training will be provided. The expectation is to move into the advertised salary grade within 6 - 12 months following a competency-driven process.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor David Dupret.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 162164.

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Monday 6th February 2022.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.


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