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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a post-doc to work with Dr Julija Krupic who is investigating the underlying mechanism of the hippocampal spatial representations by studying interactions between the spatial cells in the hippocampal-parahippocampal formation and their role in navigation.

The successful candidate will use two-photon imaging combined with monosynaptic tracing techniques and targeted optogenetics to probe the dynamics of the interconnected hippocampal circuitry and the effects of these perturbations on animal's behaviour.

For further details on the research group, see

Candidates should have a PhD, or be about to complete a PhD, in Neuroscience or a related field; or in Physics/Engineering with a strong interest in neuroscience. If coming from the neuroscience or related background, you should have experience of in vivo surgery and behavioural testing in mice. Experience of in vivo patch clamping is highly desirable. Candidates from physics/engineering background should have a good track record in independent development of hardware and software tools. You should also have a high motivation to conduct research and specific interest in spatial cognition, learning and memory mechanisms.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include CV, publication list and a one-page research statement.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Please quote reference PM14009 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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