Research Technician

University of Oxford - MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit

Department of Pharmacology
Mansfield Road

We are seeking a Research Technician to provide specialist technical support and conduct original collaborative research as part of two multidisciplinary scientific programmes designed to elucidate the function and dysfunction of neuronal circuits in the rodent brain.

In addition to having a BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant scientific discipline, candidates should have a track record in laboratory technician work and/or research experience in the field of neuroscience. The postholder will be required to contribute to research by assisting with experiments in rodents, as well as by assisting in the daily organisation and running of the host laboratories. Candidates are expected to be team players, able to work as part of a group and independently, and to have excellent communication skills. A well-developed ability to manage time and multitask is also essential.

The postholder will work in the two groups respectively led by Dr Andrew Sharott and Professor Peter Magill, and will be based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post with an end date of not later than 31 March 2020, externally funded by the Medical Research Council, to start as soon as possible. The postholder will be contractually required to undertake business critical work outside of core working days for the equivalent of two days per month. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Andrew Sharott ( and Professor Peter Magill (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 16 February 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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