A84428R (IoN) Research Associate

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Company: Newcastle University

Department: Faculty of Medical Sciences - Institute of Neuroscience

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1304 4493927

Fax: +44-1296 8944213

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job A84428R (IoN) Research Associate. Terms and conditions vacancy

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.  You will join a research team developing new optogenetic tools for manipulating neuronal activity. Specifically, we are following up on our recent success in creating a tool to drive chloride out of neurons. Given the importance of chloride levels in dictating the efficacy of neuronal inhibition, this new tool has many potential applications throughout the nervous system. Newcastle is one of the leading centres for neuroscience research in the UK, with particular expertise in epilepsy, brain-machine interface studies, and mitochondrial research amongst others. You will have a PhD in cellular/network neuroscience or epilepsy and a strong academic background in molecular biology, with experience of plasmid manipulation, culture work (preferably neuronal cultures) and transfection techniques. Experience of electrophysiology and understanding of cellular neuroscience and optogenetics is highly desirable. You will work independently and as part of a team, collecting and analysing data, communicating research and preparing papers, and will have a track record of peer-reviewed journal publications. Programming abilities, mathematical skills and/or electronics experience are desirable. This post is tenable for up to 3 years. Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to [email protected]   The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.Institute of Neuroscience Faculty of Medical SciencesClick here for further details

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