Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Molecular Neuropharmacology

Oxford Brookes University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Department of Biological and Medical Sciences of Oxford Brookes University is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist for work on characterising the action of plant extracts on the activity of the GABA receptor (RDL) from diverse insect species.

Experience in two-electrode voltage-clamp electrode physiology is highly desirable. Experience in basic molecular biology techniques including PCR and DNA cloning would be advantageous.

The post is full time during a fixed term for 6 months starting January 2018.

The post will be supervised by Andrew Jones. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Andrew Jones via email (

You should have experience in:

  • Two-electrode voltage-clamp electrophysiology
  • PCR and preparation of plasmid DNA
  • Preparation of solutions.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus

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