Research Associate in Electrophysiology and Optogenetics

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
31 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate 

Job number ACAD102784 
School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience 
Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern Full time 
Salary £32,004 - £36,001 per annum 
Closing date for applications  29-Aug-2017 
Location: Bristol, UK
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the holder of this post will carry out interdisciplinary research investigating synaptic, neural and circuit mechanisms of associative recognition memory in rodents. The successful candidate will perform experiments combining in vitro electrophysiology and optogenetics to assess transmission and plasticity between key regions of the memory circuit and will use in vivo opto/chemo silencing methods to determine the roles of specific pathways in associative recognition.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline (awarded or imminent). Experience of in vitro whole cell electrophysiology, behavioural experiments and optogenetic methods would be preferable.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Zafar Bashir, 0117 3311957, or Professor Clea Warburton, 0117 3311936, 
The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 29 August 2017.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.