Research Associate - A110121R

Newcastle University - Institute of Neuroscience

Closing Date: 25 March 2018

The post is to investigate potential new drugs to alleviate chronic pain using drug screening and electrophysiological recordings in stem-cell derived sensory neurones grown in multiwell multielectrode arrays (MEAs).

You should have background in neuroscience, pharmacology or physics, and a PhD in neurophysiology or a closely-related discipline. You will be expected to have experience in in vitro neurophysiological recordings and tissue culture techniques. Experience in stem cell work, programming for data analysis and/or drug screening is desirable, although not essential. You will be expected to be working independently and as part of a team, maintaining accurate lab records, performing experiments and analysing results for conference presentations and publications, preparing reports for key meetings with industrial partners, and actively participating in postgraduate and undergraduate student supervision. You will have good communication skills, a critical analytical approach to problem solving and be fluent in spoken and written English.

Duration of post (for Fixed Term posts) 3 years

Informal enquiries (optional) - Who should an applicant contact for informal enquiries? Evelyne Sernagor or Lyle Armstrong

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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.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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