Research Associate – Electrophysiologist in Petersen Lab, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Associate
Study in:UK
Deadline: 24 Nov 2017

Research Associate – Electrophysiologist in Petersen Lab

Closing Date : 24/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10894

We wish to employ a highly motivated neuroscientist to join the Petersen Lab in Manchester (

You will join a team with the broad aim of determining how the brain makes decisions based on sensory input.  Our lab uses the somatosensory system as a model.  Your challenge will be to make electrophysiological recordings from touch-related areas of the brain from behaving subjects using a newly developed paradigm that combines electrophysiological recording and high speed imaging.

You will hold (or be about to hold) a Ph.D., be skilled in electrophysiological recording and have an interest in sensory systems.

The position is for three years, to start 1st January 2018, and is funded by BBSRC.

Facilities for animal research are first rate and are validated by all the appropriate Home Office licences.  However, if you have any medical, social or ethical reasons for avoiding work on experimental animals, then do not apply for this post.

Successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Rasmus Petersen


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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