Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Neurosciences

A post-doc position is available now in the Fawcett laboratory in the Brain Repair Centre, to work on a project on peripheral nerve interface devices as part of a consortium including UCL (Nick Donaldson laboratory) and University of Washington (Chet Moritz and Joshua Smith labs). The project is part of the GSK bioelectronics programme, and is funded by them for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of further funding. The project will begin in November 2016.

The post-doc will perform experiments on bladder innervation and the development of nerve interfaces and optogenetics to control bladder emptying. Physiological recording from the interfaces will be made in collaboration with other members of the laboratory.

For further information please contact James Fawcett (

For project details see: Chew DJ, Zhu l, Delivopoulos E, Minev I, ., Musick KM, Mosse CA, Craggs M, Donaldson N, Lacour SP, McMahon SB, Fawcett JW (2013) A Microchannel Neuroprosthesis for Bladder Control After Spinal Cord Injury in Rat. Sci Transl Med 5:210ra155.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 1st November 2016.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE10450 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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