Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Reading - School of Pharmacy

Start date:                    As soon as possible

Closing date:                26 October 2016

Interview date:             To be determined

Reference number:     SF14812

Post type:                     Full time. Fixed term (14 months)

Grade:                          Grade 6

Salary notes:                £32,004 per annum

A postdoctoral position has become available for a motivated biomedical scientist to undertake research in the field of epilepsy. They will work with Prof. Whalley and Dr Dallas (University of Reading), and their industrial partners who sponsor the work to be conducted.

The post holder will contribute to an exciting research project using in vitro electrophysiological techniques to determine the mechanism of action of a novel anti-epileptic treatment for catastrophic paediatric epilepsy that is currently in human clinical trials. The post-holder will also conduct the day to day management of up to two research technicians engaged in behavioural investigations using animal models of epilepsy. At the present time, the role is fixed term for 14 months.

You will have:

  • A relevant life sciences degree, ideally with specialisation in the central nervous system
  • Relevant electrophysiological expertise including preparation of acute brain slices
  • See person specification for additional necessary and desirable skills

Further Particulars

Informal contact details

Contact role:    Project Investigator

Contact name:  Ben Whalley

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 4745

Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:    Project Investigator

Contact name:  Mark Dallas

Contact phone:+44 (0)118 378 5203

Contact email:

Please apply below or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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