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Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

University of Oxford - MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd May 2020
Closes: 24th June 2020
Job Ref: 146318
MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to execute, analyse and report on a combination of state-of-the-art electrophysiological, behavioural and anatomical experiments in rodents, as part of a research programme that is designed to elucidate the function/dysfunction of motor thalamic neurons and their connectivity with frontal cortex. This post offers exciting opportunities for innovative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work.

In addition to having a PhD (or MD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant area of biological research, this qualification can be held or submitted for examination by the time of starting the post, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise in one or more of the following: (i) In vivo or in vitro electrophysiological recording, (ii) Establishing novel experimental set-ups for simultaneous electrophysiological recording of many neurons. In addition, they will provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the development and execution of a cohesive programme of research.

The postholder will be part of the Sharott Group, based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit's ( main site in Mansfield Road, Oxford. The MRC BNDU is a division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (

This is a fixed-term post for 4 years in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council. 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:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 24 June 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing Date: 24-JUN-2020 12:00
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