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Position: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Biosciences - Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Fellow will undertake experiments to explore how the motor cortex and cerebellar cortex communicate at the population level and investigate their roles in motor learning. The role holder will be expected to develop, plan and carry out original research so that the overall objectives of the research project are met. This will involve training animals, carrying out surgeries and imaging and perturbing neural activity. They will also be expected to analyse the experimental data they generate using custom scripts and statistical methods and write up their findings in research articles for peer-reviewed journals. The successful individual is expected to produce independent and original contributions to the project. In addition to developing and conducting research, the successful candidate will communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at local, national and international conferences
Requirements: PhD (or be studying towards it) in Neuroscience or relevant subject area. A proven track-record of publishing work in neuroscience or a related field. You will need to have experience with behavioural training and analysis and/or in vivo optical imaging or electrophysiology. Demonstrable knowledge of quantitative data analysis with programming skills and familiarity with Python and/or MatLab are also required
   
Text: Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, - Ref:1884086 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Biosciences Specific unit / Sub department Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology Location of position London Grades 7-8 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 7: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum or Grade 8: £45,610 - £53,757 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for the position of Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Professor R. Angus Silvers Lab in the Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at UCL. The SilverLab (www.SilverLab.org) is a vibrant, highly multidisciplinary research group that investigates sensorimotor processing and motor learning in the cortico-cerebellar system by manipulating and recording circuit activity in behaving animals using cutting edge optical methods including 3D random access multi-photon microscopy, opto/chemo-genetics, electrophysiology and biologically detailed modelling. The lab also develops new optical and analysis methods and modelling tools for studying circuit function. The Fellow will undertake experiments to explore how the motor cortex and cerebellar cortex communicate at the population level and investigate their roles in motor learning. The role holder will be expected to develop, plan and carry out original research so that the overall objectives of the research project are met. This will involve training animals, carrying out surgeries and imaging and perturbing neural activity. They will also be expected to analyse the experimental data they generate using custom scripts and statistical methods and write up their findings in research articles for peer-reviewed journals. The successful individual is expected to produce independent and original contributions to the project. In addition to developing and conducting research, the successful candidate will communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at local, national and international conferences. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available for three years in the first instance. Key Requirements PhD (or be studying towards it) in Neuroscience or relevant subject area. A proven track-record of publishing work in neuroscience or a related field. You will need to have experience with behavioural training and analysis and/or in vivo optical imaging or electrophysiology. Demonstrable knowledge of quantitative data analysis with programming skills and familiarity with Python and/or MatLab are also required. Please note: 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 £32,217 - £33,958 per annum, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections). Appointment to Grade 8 is dependent on the extent and relevance of postdoctoral experience and experience of supervising other researchers. Further Details Further particulars, including a job description and person specification, can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you read these carefully before applying for the post. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Angus Silver at a.silver@ucl.ac.uk. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk quoting the vacancy reference number: 1884086. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 26 May 2022 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to 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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