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Research Fellow

UCL - Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology

Location: London
Salary: £36,770 to £44,388 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: 1878737

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the group of Dr Lorenzo Fabrizi and Dr Stephanie Koch in the Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology.  The main purpose of the position is to produce independent, original contributions to the understanding of the development of cortical pain and somatosensory networks, using in vivo electrophysiological and behavioural techniques in laboratory rodents. The post holder will join a multidisciplinary team of human and animal neuroscientists, engineers and clinical investigators whose research focus is on the development of pain and somatosensory processing in the first days of life.

The research fellow will also learn to use cutting-edge technology (e.g. Neuropixel) and will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs and project students.  In addition to developing and conducting the research, the successful candidate will communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at local, national and international conferences. The post is funded by the Medical Research Foundation and is available for 18 months in the first instance.

PhD (or be studying towards it) in bioengineering, neurophysiology or relevant subject area and proven knowledge of research techniques and methodologies including systems neuroscience, in vivo electrophysiology and electrophysiological recording apparatus.

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (Salary £32,217 - £33,958 per annum, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

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

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Lorenzo Fabrizi at or Dr Stephanie Koch at

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number: 1878737.

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

Interview Date: TBC

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

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