Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

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Grade 7: £32,817 to £40,322 per annum 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 M.D.) or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (either held or submitted at the time of appointment), candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise one or more of the following: 1) In vivo electrophysiological recording, 2) Transsynaptic tracing and associated imaging methods. 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 post holder 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 of up to 12 months, in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council, to start as soon as possible from 1 October 2020. 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 Andrew Sharott

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday, 9th July 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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