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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University College London
Department: Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applicants are invited for a post of Research Associate in a leading neuroscience research group. Electrophysiological, confocal and 2 photon imaging, ion imaging, histological and mathematical techniques will be used to study how changes of the structure of myelinated axons tune conduction velocity and circuit function, both in health and in pathological conditions
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD (awarded or submitted) in a relevant subject area and demonstrable comprehensive knowledge in the subject area. The successful applicant will be required to have expertise in dual patch-clamping of neurons in order to study plasticity of the node of Ranvier or axon initial segment; studying synaptic plasticity using electrophysiological techniques; studying axon properties using ion imaging techniques; obtaining and analysing immunocytochemical imaging data and microsurgery for brain slicing. Experience in use of imaging programmes such as Metamorph and/or ImageJ is essential. The Researcher joining the lab will also be experienced in writing and publishing papers for high profile journals, and in guiding undergraduate research projects. Evidence of contributing to research bids is advantageous
   
Text: Research Associate , - Ref:1733707 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?34,635 - ?38,581 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applicants are invited for a post of Research Associate in a leading neuroscience research group. Electrophysiological, confocal and 2 photon imaging, ion imaging, histological and mathematical techniques will be used to study how changes of the structure of myelinated axons tune conduction velocity and circuit function, both in health and in pathological conditions. The post is available from October 2018 and is funded for one year, in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD (awarded or submitted) in a relevant subject area and demonstrable comprehensive knowledge in the subject area. The successful applicant will be required to have expertise in dual patch-clamping of neurons in order to study plasticity of the node of Ranvier or axon initial segment; studying synaptic plasticity using electrophysiological techniques; studying axon properties using ion imaging techniques; obtaining and analysing immunocytochemical imaging data and microsurgery for brain slicing. Experience in use of imaging programmes such as Metamorph and/or ImageJ is essential. The Researcher joining the lab will also be experienced in writing and publishing papers for high profile journals, and in guiding undergraduate research projects. Evidence of contributing to research bids is advantageous. 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 ?30,316- ?31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections). 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 queries on the role, please contact Professor David Attwell, d.attwell@ucl.ac.uk . If you have any queries on the application process please contact Biosciences Staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk quoting the vacancy reference number 1733707. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 3 Aug 2018 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 the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL . Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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