UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate 

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

Research Associate 

Job number  ACAD102804 
School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience 
Open ended contract staff
Full time 
Salary £32,004 - £36,001 per annum 
Closing date for applications  29-Aug-2017 
Location: Bristol, UK
 
We seek a neurophysiologist with single cell recording skills to join a multi-disciplinary research team making novel electroceutical devices for providing therapeutic benefit in conditions of cardiovascular disease. The team includes physiologists, neurophysiologists, physicists, electrical engineers and cardiologists and is part of a major European research consortium.
 
The purpose of the position is to generate current and voltage clamp data from brainstem respiratory neurones and networks using unique stimulation protocols. These data will be used to build both mathematical models and silicon neurones embedded in an artificial central pattern generator that will be subsequently implanted into animal models of human disease to control cardiac function, respiration and blood pressure.
 
You should have some experience with glass microelectrode recording of central nervous system neurones (extracellular and intracellular). Applicants with additional neuronal mathematical modelling skills and whole cell patch clamp experience are encouraged to apply.
 
You should have a PhD (or soon to be awarded) in a relevant discipline and extensive directly relevant lab experience
 
The position is for 3 years and funded by Horizon 2020.
 
For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Julian FR Paton (44-(0)117 331 2275, Julian.F.R.Paton@Bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Alain Nogaret (44-(0)1225 385609, A.R.Nogaret@bath.ac.uk)
 
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.