University College London (UCL)

Research Fellow

University College London (UCL)

Lodnon, United Kingdom

Division of Medicine



Research Fellow

Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 – £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The successful candidate will be joining the Dreosti Lab at the WIBR (Faculty of Medicine) and will undertake research into the development of the neuronal circuits of social behaviour and characterisation of nociception responses in zebrafish. The research focuses on identification of specific anatomical brain areas activated during social and nociceptive behaviour, functional characterization of neuronal populations, phenotypical identification of mutant fish, data analysis. In addition to laboratory-based research and experimental design, the candidate will write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that his/her experiments are conducted safely, according to the Wolfson Institute’s and UCL’s Health and Safety policies. The position is available immediately and will be funded for 1 year in the first instance.

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doc with a post-graduate degree (PhD) in Developmental Biology/Neuroscience, System Neuroscience or a similar area. Extensive training using the zebrafish model system with a focus on the nervous system, and working knowledge in Python or MATLAB is required. Knowledge and training in cutting edge molecular techniques (e.g. genome editing, PCR, CRISPR, immunohystochemistry), microscopy (two-photon and confocal) is preferable. The applicant should have ability to initiate experiments and to work independently, to conduct research with integrity and accountability. Excellent oral and written communication skills and good inter-personal skills are also required. Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 – £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to search on Reference Number 1790392.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Elena Dreosti +44 020 7679 3348 or +44 020 7679 5711 or the application process, please contact Alison Kelly,, 020 7679 6134.

Closing Date: 26/5/2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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