Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

King's College London

London, United Kingdom

King’s Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
King’s College London
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The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 24 months.
This is a full-time post, 35 hours per week.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The successful applicant will pursue a research project with the goal of understanding how brain-wide neural circuits lead to flexible cognitive behaviours in mice. The techniques employed will include state-of-the-art chronic in-vivo two photon calcium imaging of multiple cell classes, targeted optogenetic manipulations, viral vector based functional circuit mapping, and quantitative mouse behaviour. The successful applicant will benefit from the collaborative, friendly and interactive culture of the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London, and will have the opportunity to develop collaborations with the strong developmental, molecular and genetic research groups at the Centre.

Candidates should have a strong research track record. Experience with in-vivo two photon imaging, rodent behaviour and analysis of complex datasets will be highly valued. Candidates with programming skills, or with backgrounds in computational neuroscience, physics or engineering are encouraged to apply.

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Dr Adil Khan, khan.adil@kcl.ac.uk.

To apply, please go to: https://bit.ly/2ywPXcS and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

In addition to the research statement and CV in the application form, applicants are requested to include a statement (400 word limit) describing the specific research questions and experimental directions the candidate considers important for his/her future work in identifying neural circuits of behaviour.

Closing date: 11th November 2018.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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