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Position: Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - UK DRI at UCL
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: You will develop novel assessment methods for the quantification of mouse behaviour and cognition. Key to the role will be working collaboratively with Dr Wiseman on the integration of this data with the results of molecular, cellular and whole organism phenotyping to determine the neurological basis of these alterations, providing a ground-breaking new mechanistic understanding of neurodegeneration
Requirements: You will have a PhD in Neuroscience, coupled with experience in the development of phenotypic assessment of mice and experimental design of mouse studies, and demonstrable experience of leading independent research projects, including training and supervising staff or students. Experience of statistical analysis of experimental datasets using R or SPSS is essential. Programming proficiency at advanced level in MATLAB and Python, plus an understanding of rodent behaviour and familiarity with DeepLabCut or DeepSqueak would be highly desirable
   
Text: Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, - Ref:1877556 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department UK DRI at UCL Location of position UK non-UCL site Location of the work (non-UCL site) Mary Lyon Centre (MLC) at the MRC Harwell Institute in Oxford Grade 8 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £41,526 - £49,553 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap. We are a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, with laboratory-based research groups located at University College London, the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Edinburgh University, Imperial College London and Kings College London. UCLs strength in combining excellent clinical and basic neuroscience research to advance our understanding of neurodegeneration and identify novel targets and therapeutic approaches for dementia resulted in its selection as the hub of the UK DRI. Research at the UK DRI at UCL  covers the journey from the person living with dementia to the laboratory and back again - with improved diagnosis and potential therapies put to the test. The groups believe in intervening earlier in disease in order to change the trajectory. The Wiseman research group at the UK DRI at UCL are looking for a Senior Research Fellow to join the team at the Mary Lyon Centre (MLC) at the MRC Harwell Institute in Oxford. You will develop novel assessment methods for the quantification of mouse behaviour and cognition. Key to the role will be working collaboratively with Dr Wiseman on the integration of this data with the results of molecular, cellular and whole organism phenotyping to determine the neurological basis of these alterations, providing a ground-breaking new mechanistic understanding of neurodegeneration. The post is available from July 2021 and funded by the UK DRI at UCL until 18 August 2024 in the first instance. Key Requirements You will have a PhD in Neuroscience, coupled with experience in the development of phenotypic assessment of mice and experimental design of mouse studies, and demonstrable experience of leading independent research projects, including training and supervising staff or students. Experience of statistical analysis of experimental datasets using R or SPSS is essential. Programming proficiency at advanced level in MATLAB and Python, plus an understanding of rodent behaviour and familiarity with DeepLabCut or DeepSqueak would be highly desirable. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk). For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Frances Wiseman (f.wiseman@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 9 Aug 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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