University of St Andrews

Research Fellow (Neuroscience)

University of St Andrews

St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

University of St Andrews

School of Psychology and Neuroscience

Research Fellow (Neuroscience) – AR2308HM

Salary: £33,797 – £36,914 pa

Are you interested in how the brain produces behaviour? We are looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher to work on a 3-year project led by Dr Maarten Zwart at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews.

We use a wide range of tools including optical imaging, optogenetics, and molecular techniques to determine how neural circuits across the brain of the larval zebrafish integrate sensory information and convert this to the movements that make up behaviour. The BBSRC-funded project will focus on the encoding of sensorimotor errors in the olivocerebellar system, and will involve high-speed imaging neural activity using lightsheet and multiphoton microscopy.

Our growing team is part of a highly collaborative environment at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Centre for Biophotonics. We are seeking candidates with PhDs in neuroscience or molecular biology, but are happy to consider those with backgrounds in physics or computer sciences. For more information check out or send an email to!

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

Closing Date: 28 February 2020

Interview Date: early March 2020

We encourage applicants to apply online at, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.

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The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).

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