Postdoctoral Neuroscientist (Sharott Group)

Closing Date

Applications are invited to join a multidisciplinary research team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU). We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute, analyse and report on state-of-the-art electrophysiological recordings during optogenetic manipulations of behaviour, as part of a research project aiming to elucidate the role of the motor thalamus and frontal cortex in the learning and execution of self-paced behaviour. This post offers exciting opportunities for innovative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work.

In addition to having 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 with in vivo electrophysiology and/or optogenetics in behaving animals, and to provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the delivery of a focused programme of research. Experience of working with mice and of implementing rodent behavioural experiments is also desirable.

The post holder will work in the Group led by Dr Andrew Sharott, and will be based at the MRC BNDU. The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place at the MRC BNDU. There will be ample opportunity to work in partnership with other MRC BNDU Groups.

This is a full-time fixed-term post of up to 12 months, externally funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, to start as soon as possible. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,333 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 Dr Sharott.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 136454

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Friday 14thSeptember 2018.

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