Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biological Sciences,Zoology,Molecular Biology and Biophysics,Biochemistry
Short info about job
Company: University of Exeter
Department: Living Systems Institute
Salary: £28,936 to £33,518 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1381 8857147
Fax: +44-1469 2310119
Detail information about job Postdoctoral Research Associate. Terms and conditions vacancy
This role will support the work of Professor Gáspár Jékely. This LSI funded post is available from the 1st of October 2017 for one year. You will be responsible for calcium imaging and neuronal connectomics in the marine annelid Platynereis. The post will include microinjection, calcium imaging, image analysis, neuron tracing, network analysis and behavioural experiments.
You will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. You should possess a relevantPhd (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have experience in marine larval biology, molecular biology, calcium imaging, image analysis, and python programming. The successful candidate will have relevant first author publications (preprints will be considered, manuscripts in preparation not).
Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
What we can offer you
- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research.
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly.
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development.
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. With a vibrant academic community (21,000+ students) we are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality. This research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
For further information please contact Professor Gáspár Jékely at [email protected]
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.