Research Assistant/Associate: Neurobiology/Biophysics

University of Cambridge - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

This postdoctoral position at the interface between neurobiology and biophysics is available from the 1st of October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter in the group of Kristian Franze. The project is focused on the role of mechanical signals in neuronal maturation.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in cell or neurobiology, biophysics, or bioengineering (or a related subject). Strong expertise in patch clamp electrophysiology is essential. Knowledge of primary neuronal cell cultures and / or Matlab would be helpful. Motivation to work in a multidisciplinary environment is fundamental to this position. An ability to independently take responsibility over his/her own project as well as good teamwork and communication skills are expected.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'apply' button below. 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.

Informal enquires regarding the position should be made to Dr Kristian Franze:


Tel: +44 (0)1223 333761

Please quote reference PM13203 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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