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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a research associate to work with Professor Angela Roberts on 'Fractionating the functions of ventromedial prefrontal cortex of relevance to depression'. The main aim of this Wellcome Trust funded project is to identify the different functions of distinct regions of ventromedial prefrontal cortex and associated brain circuitry and determine how they relate to different symptoms of depression and how they are modulated by existing drug therapies; so as to target existing therapies more effectively, help discover new therapies and guide personalised treatment strategies.

The post is based at purpose-built facilities within the University of Cambridge. Applicants should either have, or will shortly be awarded a PhD in behavioural neuroscience or related disciplines. Previous experience in neuroimaging, optogenetics or psychopharmacology is highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2021 in the first instance.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your full Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of relevant publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 5th August 2018.

For further particulars please contact Professor Angela Roberts (

Please quote reference PM16066 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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