Research Associate in Neuroscience, University of Manchester, UK: We are seeking an outstanding candidate for an MRC CiC funded post-doctoral position. This exciting project will test the effectiveness of a novel modulator of inflammation in normalising behaviour, hippocampal synaptic plasticity and brain inflammatory processes in a mouse model for Alzheimer’s disease.
This post offers an excellent opportunity to join a broad and dynamic research team in state of the art buildings within the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, one of the largest biology and neuroscience groupings in the UK, with excellent research facilities and training opportunities.
You must hold a PhD in a related subject (e.g. neuroscience), a research background that involves working on rodents and skills with in vivo experimental approaches. Candidates with expertise in behavioural testing and/or in vivo neurophysiology in mice or rats are particularly encouraged to apply.
The expected start date for this position is 01/01/2018 and is tenable for 12 months.
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.
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.
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:
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr John Gigg
Tel: 0161 275 4499
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date