Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Bristol, United Kingdom
08 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Postdoctoral Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Pain Neurobiology to join the group of Professor Tony Pickering within the Anaesthesia, Pain and Critical Care research team.

Your research will focus on a group of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurones in the brainstem that release ß-endorphin to regulate of nociception and autonomic function.  The project will use opto- and chemo-genetic manipulations to define the functional roles and signaling mechanisms of this set of neurons in GM mice. These experiments will focus on pain behaviour and endogenous analgesia involving a range of assays be run in vivo with post hoc anatomical, biochemical and gene expression studies. The research position is funded as part of an MRC project and will be for a year in the first instance.

You will have a good honours degree and a relevant PhD, experience in relevant experimental techniques, strong motivation and a publication record in neuroscience.

This position is available for one year in the first instance. Informal enquiries to Tony Pickering at



The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Monday 6th August 2018


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