Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Postdoctoral Training Fellow

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Job title: Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Fixed-term, 4 years

Full time

Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Vacancy ID: 10107

Short summary

We seek a talented and passionate scientist to join the lab of Lucia Prieto-Godino (, under an ERC funded project.

The project will investigate the evolution of odour processing through whole-brain volumetric in vivo two photon calcium imaging in the larva of different Drosophila species in response to naturalistic odour stimuli.

The lab employs a multidisciplinary approach to understand how neural circuits function and evolve, combining techniques that range from in vivo calcium imaging, electrophysiology, electron microscopy circuit tracing, single-cell RNA sequencing, genome editing, behavioural analysis, field work and environmental chemical analysis. We are part of the Crick Neurophysiology group, a cluster of five neuroscience research groups.

Key experience and competencies

The ideal candidate would have experience with two photon calcium imaging and knowledge of Matlab, R, Python, Igor or similar programming languages. Previous experience using Drosophila is not required or expected.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 27 March 2019 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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