Research Fellow, - Ref:1884416
UCL Department / Division: Division of Biosciences
Specific unit / Sub department: Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
Location of position: London
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Bianco lab in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology. Isaac Bianco’s research group is interested in how brain-wide circuits control visually guided behaviours. The lab focusses on how circuits integrate sensory and internal state information to select behavioural programmes and how sequences of motor actions are flexibly selected and tuned to accomplish behavioural goals. To examine the structure and operational principles of sensorimotor circuits, the lab uses a variety of approaches including functional calcium imaging, naturalistic behavioural assays, optogenetics, circuit tracing and computational modelling.
The main purpose of the position will be to develop and deliver an innovative, independent research project within the context of a broader research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.
The successful individual is expected to produce independent and original research contributions and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at local, national and international conferences.
The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available for one year in the first instance, with expectation of extension.
PhD (or be studying towards it) in biology, neuroscience, engineering or another relevant subject area and proven knowledge of modern research methods applicable to systems neuroscience.
Please note: 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, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).
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UCL Taking Action for Equality: We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date: 6 Jun 2022 - Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview date: TBC
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