(IoN) Research Assistant/Associate (Spinal Commissural Systems in Primates) - A99685R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Institute of Neuroscience

Research Assistant (without PhD): £27,285 - £28,936
Research Associate (with PhD): £29,799 -£38,833

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate within the Institute of Neuroscience working in the lab of Dr Demetris Soteropoulos. You will investigate the contribution of spinal commissural circuits to voluntary movements using electrophysiological and genetic techniques. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of this project, be involved in the behavioural training of animals, implant surgeries, and carry out electrophysiological recordings during behaviour. You will carry out data analysis, and then prepare publication quality figures and the first draft of manuscripts reporting the findings.

You should have a PhD in neuroscience or other relevant discipline (e.g. mathematics, computer science) (Research Associate) or a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in biological field (neuroscience or other relevant discipline) (Research Assistant).

Prior experience in primate neuroscience an advantage but not essential. A strong academic background is essential and prior knowledge of motor systems neuroscience, as well as good computational and quantitative skills would be an advantage. Excellent team skills are required, and a strong commitment to animal welfare and 3Rs.

The post is tenable until 30/09/2020.

Informal enquiries can be emailed to Demetris Soteropoulos: demetris.soteropoulos@newcastle.ac.uk.

Institute of Neuroscience

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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