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Research Fellow (Murray Lab)

University College London - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of the SWC is to generate and test experimentally tractable theories of brain function.

The Murray lab aims to understand how neural circuits in the nervous system interpret sensory information in order to generate appropriate motor commands. The lab is focused on the vestibular system and investigates the brainstem and spinal circuits that are involved in vestibulo-motor behaviours, with the belief that information gained from these circuits will yield important insights into how the brain processes sensory information more generally.

The lab is looking for a motivated and proactive Research Fellow to join its recently established and growing research programme, working under Dr Andrew Murray. The role will have an emphasis on delineating the neural circuitry of the vestibular nuclei, and will include responsible for the oversight and management of the laboratory.

The post is funded until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

The selected candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience or a related subject, and a background and interest in vestibular neural circuits and working in the Murray Lab at SWC. Experience in anatomical neural circuit mapping, preferably in the vestibular system, is essential, and candidates will be expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre HR team,, or give us a call on 020 3108 8011.

Closing Date: 18/7/2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Location: London
Salary: £35,328 - £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance- UCL Grade 7.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th June 2019
Closes: 18th July 2019
Job Ref: 1812236
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