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Date d'arrivée à l'ITMO : Jeudi 10 Février 2022

Research Fellow, - Ref:1881887 

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UCL Department / Division
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Specific unit / Sub department
UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL
Location of position:London
Hours:Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance):£36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.
To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it. 
The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.
The UK DRI runs a Cross-Centre Postdoctoral Programme, designed to simultaneously fund exciting emerging science and to foster intra-UK DRI collaboration through support of a postdoctoral position based across two UK DRI Centres. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a research project to establish a synergistic collaboration between Prof David Sharp’s laboratory (based at the UK DRI Care Research & Technology Centre) and Dr Marc Aurel Busche’s laboratory (based at the UK DRI at UCL).
This unique postdoctoral position offers the opportunity to leverage the UK DRI’s cross-institutional strengths; although you will be appointed to the UK DRI at UCL, you will also benefit from time spent working at the UK DRI CR&T Centre at Imperial College London.
You’ll examine the effects of traumatic brain injury on neuronal circuit and neurovascular function in vivo, recording neuronal activity and vascular dynamics using state of the art two-photon and electrophysiological (Neuropixels) methods and linking this to available human datasets. This is fantastic chance to work independently on a high impact, state-of-the-art collaborative and cross-species project in a stimulating and vibrant research environment.
The post is funded by the UK DRI for two years in the first instance.   
Key Requirements
You will have a PhD (or be near to completion) or equivalent in Neuroscience, or a neuroscience related quantitative discipline and a strong background in cellular circuit and/or systems neuroscience. Practical experience with Neuropixels probes or other high-density extracellular recordings probes and/or in vivo two-photon calcium imaging is essential, as is practical understanding of modern behavioural assays and associated hardware and software, and experience working with live mice and of rodent stereotactic surgery. Strong programming and coding ability (e.g., MATLAB or Python), outstanding analytical and/or statistical analysis skills and a strong publication record are also key requirements for this role.
If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date. 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 £32,217 - £33,958 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
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.
For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Marc Aurel Busche,
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the ION HR team at
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Closing Date: 14 Feb 2022
Latest time for the submission of applications:23:59
Interview date:TBC
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.
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