Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology

Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology

Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology
Starting Salary £30,464 – £33,305 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

We are seeking two motivated scientists, one to be on a three year MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme/Career Development Fellowship and one to be grant funded, fixed term until 31/12/2020. You should have a PhD in neuroscience, biological science, biophysics or engineering and will work in the group of Dr Marco Tripodi.

The work will focus on neural circuits controlling goal-oriented movements in mice (

The ideal candidates will have expertise in either in-vivo electrophysiology, slice electrophysiology or multiphoton imaging in-vivo and a passion for tinkering with optics and electronics. Experience with programming in Matlab, Python, Lab View and/or other programming environments are desirable.

The project will involve a range of techniques, from recording neural activity in mice in vivo in a virtual reality environment to the use of novel viral approaches to trace and manipulate neural circuits.

A collaborative, open minded and friendly attitude is essential as the candidate is expected to work closely with other members of the lab within a multidisciplinary research group whose aim is to understand the logic of motor circuit assembly and function.

The research will be conducted at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK ( The institute has a long history of excellence and is affiliated with the University of Cambridge. The new LMB building was recently inaugurated and offers state-of-the-art facilities.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

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Closing date: 29/11/2018

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.

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