Postdoc Position Available at the University of Edinburgh

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College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Location: Edinburgh

Closing Date: 29/11/2021

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join a collaborative research team (Duguid and Cobb laboratories) at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences in Edinburgh, funded by the Medical Research Council

Fixed term / 3 years / full time, 35 hours per week

UE07: £34,304 pa - £40,927 pa

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to contribute to the development of a high-quality research programme investigating sensorimotor dysfunction in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. The post-holder will use mesoscale calcium imaging, high-density silicone probe recordings and quantitative behaviour to investigate how loss of function mutations in the X-linked Mecp2 gene affects cortex-wide neural dynamics during sensorimotor learning. By working in close collaboration with the Cobb laboratory the post-holder will also help in the design and delivery of viral-mediated gene re-expression methods to investigate whether MeCP2 re-expression recovers high-level cortical function and behaviour.

The Candidate

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A PhD in neuroscience or related subject
  • Experience in quantitative rodent behaviour
  • Experience in in vivo imaging and/or electrophysiology
  • A working knowledge of rodent surgery
  • Competent in the breeding & maintenance of transgenic mouse lines
  • Friendly and able to work as part of a close collaborative team
  • Good written and oral communication skills

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