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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The mission of the Department is to transform the lives of people living with epilepsy for the better by identifying, understanding and correcting or preventing the underlying mechanisms leading to the epilepsies and associated comorbidities in each individual person. The post holder will apply advanced recording methods, including Neuropixels probes, to understand the initiation, propagation, and termination of seizures in the mammalian brain, and to test network models by targeted genetic manipulations of defined nodes. The project is central to an MRC-funded programme of research aimed at optimizing gene therapy for refractory epilepsy, with a view to clinical translation
Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) or equivalent in Neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience of in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology, silicon probe recordings to study single units, and working with rodents, colony maintenance and surgery is essential. IT proficiency at advanced user level (electrophysiological and imaging data processing, statistical analysis programs), good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, and strong problem-solving abilities are also required. Experience of computational modelling of brain networks, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy is desirable, as is a Personal Licence from the UK Home Office to work with rodents
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1878594 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The mission of the Department is to transform the lives of people living with epilepsy for the better by identifying, understanding and correcting or preventing the underlying mechanisms leading to the epilepsies and associated comorbidities in each individual person. The post holder will apply advanced recording methods, including Neuropixels probes, to understand the initiation, propagation, and termination of seizures in the mammalian brain, and to test network models by targeted genetic manipulations of defined nodes. The project is central to an MRC-funded programme of research aimed at optimizing gene therapy for refractory epilepsy, with a view to clinical translation. It will be supervised by DM Kullmann, MC Walker, S Schorge (UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) and G Lignani. The post is available immediately and is funded by a grant from the Medical Research Council for 36 months in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) or equivalent in Neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience of in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology, silicon probe recordings to study single units, and working with rodents, colony maintenance and surgery is essential. IT proficiency at advanced user level (electrophysiological and imaging data processing, statistical analysis programs), good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, and strong problem-solving abilities are also required. Experience of computational modelling of brain networks, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy is desirable, as is a Personal Licence from the UK Home Office to work with rodents. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date in post. 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). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 12 Oct 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 Apply Now
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