Research Technician (Dupret Group)

Closing Date

Applications are invited to join a thriving research team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU). We are seeking a Research Technician to provide specialist technical support and conduct original collaborative research as part of a multidisciplinary scientific programme designed to elucidate how coordination of neural activity in the rodent hippocampus circuit supports memory-guided behaviour.

In addition to having a B.Sc., H.N.C. or equivalent qualification/training in a relevant scientific discipline, candidates should have a track record in laboratory technician work and/or research experience in the field of neuroscience. The post holder will be required to contribute to research by assisting with experiments in rodents, as well as by assisting in the daily organisation and running of the host laboratory. Candidates are expected to be team players, able to work as part of a group and independently, and to have excellent communication skills. A well-developed ability to manage time and multitask is also essential.

The post holder will work in Dr David Dupret’s Group, and will be based on the main site of the MRC BNDU at the Department of Pharmacology.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post with an end date of 31st March 2020 in the first instance, to start as soon as possible from 1st August 2019. This post is a University Grade 6 (06S) position with a starting salary of between £28,660 and £34,189 per annum (commensurate with experience). The post holder will be contractually required to undertake business critical work outside of core working days for the equivalent of 2 days per month. 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 Dupret.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 140473

The closing date for applications for this post is 12.00 midday UK time on Monday 3rd June 2019.


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