|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155 p.a.|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||3rd March 2023|
Department/Location: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Central Cambridge
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Dr. Riccardo Beltramo, and based at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will dissect the neural circuits underlying visually-guided spatial navigation and will work on a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society. The project will involve close collaborations with the Engineering Department.
The project combines behaviour, electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and calcium imaging across the visual system and the hippocampal/parahippocampal network, using the mouse as an animal model. The postdoctoral researcher will join a supportive and multi-disciplinary research environment, collaborate with computational neuroscientists, and closely interact with experts in the fields of visual processing and spatial navigation.
Applicants should have completed (or are about to submit) a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering, or other relevant disciplines. We are looking for someone with previous experience in electrophysiology/ two-photon imaging/ and strong data analysis skills (Matlab/Python required).
The post is available from February 2023 onwards for two-years in the first instance. For more information about the lab, see: https://www.beltramolab.org/.
Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Riccardo Beltramo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date: 3 March 2023
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/38710.
To apply for this post, submit a CV, cover letter and the contact details of two people who can provide a reference. In addition, applicants are asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) describing their future research ambitions and the questions and approaches they consider important for studying visually-guided spatial navigation.
Please quote reference PM34687 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
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