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Postdoctoral Research Associate to study visually guided spatial navigation in mice (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Dr. Riccardo Beltramo, and based at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will dissect the neural circuits underlying visually-guided spatial navigation and will work on a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society. The project will involve close collaborations with the Engineering Department.

The project combines behaviour, electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and calcium imaging across the visual system and the hippocampal/parahippocampal network, using the mouse as an animal model. The postdoctoral researcher will join a supportive and multi-disciplinary research environment, collaborate with computational neuroscientists, and closely interact with experts in the fields of visual processing and spatial navigation.

Applicants should have completed (or are about to submit) a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering, or other relevant disciplines. We are looking for someone with previous experience in electrophysiology/ two-photon imaging/ and strong data analysis skills (Matlab/Python required).

The post is available from February 2023 onwards for two-years in the first instance. For more information about the lab, see:

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Riccardo Beltramo (

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To apply for this post, submit a CV, cover letter and the contact details of two people who can provide a reference. In addition, applicants are asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) describing their future research ambitions and the questions and approaches they consider important for studying visually-guided spatial navigation.

Closing date: 3 February 2023

Please quote reference PM34687 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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