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Position: Research Fellow (Branco Lab)
Institution: University College London
Department: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: You will perform recordings in vitro and in vivo, with a focus on investigating biophysical properties of neurons and how they control defensive behaviour. You will determine, develop and implement the required experimental paradigms and subsequent data analysis pipeline, and play a major role in the work of the research group through the conduct of research, management of resources, support and training of others, introduction of new ideas and dissemination of research results
Requirements: You’ll hold a PhD in Neuroscience (or have submitted your thesis prior to appointment), have extensive experience with electrophysiological, imaging and surgical techniques, and computer programming expertise in Python or Matlab. You’ll possess excellent analytical skills and an understanding of statistics, as well as the ability to conduct reproducible research and work collaboratively with colleagues across the SWC. A demonstrable understanding and interest in the Branco lab, and the work of the SWC more broadly, is essential
   
Text: Research Fellow (Branco Lab), - Ref:1792117 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Branco Laboratory at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) aims to determine how sensory input, motivation and expectations from past experience are integrated to reach instinctive choices, and how this integration is computed at the level of synapses and ion channels. The Branco lab hopes to advance the mechanistic understanding of how decisions are made, and provide a framework for investigating causes and therapies for maladaptive decision-making during mental illness states, such as anxiety and depression. The Branco lab is now looking for a Research Fellow to provide expertise in advanced patch-clamp electrophysiological recordings and imaging, and apply these techniques in combination to the study of circuits involved in innate defensive behaviours in mice. A focal point of the project will be to analyse processing of visual stimuli, and therefore experience of working in the visual system is highly desirable. You will perform recordings in vitro and in vivo, with a focus on investigating biophysical properties of neurons and how they control defensive behaviour. You will determine, develop and implement the required experimental paradigms and subsequent data analysis pipeline, and play a major role in the work of the research group through the conduct of research, management of resources, support and training of others, introduction of new ideas and dissemination of research results. The post is funded for three years in the first instance. Key Requirements You?ll hold a PhD in Neuroscience (or have submitted your thesis prior to appointment), have extensive experience with electrophysiological, imaging and surgical techniques, and computer programming expertise in Python or Matlab. You?ll possess excellent analytical skills and an understanding of statistics, as well as the ability to conduct reproducible research and work collaboratively with colleagues across the SWC. A demonstrable understanding and interest in the Branco lab, and the work of the SWC more broadly, is essential. Further Details A job description and full person specification can be accessed below. To apply for the vacancy, please click the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre HR team at swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk, or give us a call on 020 3108 8011. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 17 Mar 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date 09 April 2019 Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. 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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