Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

City of Bristol (GB)
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

Job number  ACAD102545

School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience

Open ended contract staff

Full time

Salary   £32,004 - £36,001 per annum (Research Associate - Grade I) £36,001 – £40,523 per annum (Senior Research Associate - Grade J)

Closing date for applications  01-May-2017

Location: Bristol, UK

We are looking for highly motivated Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate to join our group investigating cellular and synaptic function within the hippocampal network. For recent publications see, for example: Martin et al. (2007) Nature; Isaac et al. (2009) Journal of Neuroscience; Buchanan et al. (2010) Neuron; Chamberlain et al. (2012) Nature Neuroscience; Tigaret et al. (2016) Nature Communications; Teles-Grillo Ruivo et al. (2017) Cell Reports. We are currently particularly interested in the role of acetylcholine in hippocampal function.

The project will involve the use of in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics to study how acetylcholine release in the hippocampus modulates the hippocampal network and subsequent behaviour.

The successful candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline. Experience in in vivo single unit recording techniques and animal behaviour is highly desirable.

For informal enquires please contact:Jack Mellor -

Closing date for applications is: midnight Monday 1 May 2017

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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