Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition - The Rowett Institute

An enthusiastic and skilled research fellow is sought to work within Dr D’Agostino’s research group at the Rowett Institute. Dr D’Agostino is a Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow at the Rowett Institute.

The overall aim of his research programme is to investigate the basic mechanisms underlying brain’s integration and processing of ingestive signals. Current research aims to define cross brain-circuits communication during ingestive behaviour with particular emphasis on the caudal brainstem networks integrating gut signals, using a range of genetic engineering techniques, such as calcium photometry, chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulations of intact neuronal circuits.

This research fellow position is ideally suited to a highly motivated post-doctoral fellows committed to a career in basic research that can provide consistent and continuous high level intellectual and practical input to a dynamic research group.

This post recruits a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow committed to a career in basic research, providing consistent and continuous high level intellectual and practical inputs. Successful candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience or related disciplines. Particular skills and experience required include ability to perform brain surgery to high standards, conduct behavioural experiments, solid knowledge of neuroanatomy genetic and molecular biology. The successful candidate will be required to run independent projects leading to publications and presentations.

The post is funded by the MRC and will be offered for a period of 3 years. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.

Salary will be paid on the grade 6 scale (£32,548 per annum).

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Dr Giuseppe D’Agostino (Tel: 01224 437366 or e-mail 

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid, Human Resources Adviser (, for further information on this.

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Job Reference Number: ROW032R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 January 2017.

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