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Post-doctoral position in Plymouth/UK

01 December 2017

Post-doctoral position in Plymouth/UK

Job ID


Job reference A5696
Application closing date 02/01/2018
Salary £33518 to £38833 pa - Grade 7
Contract Type Full-time, Fixed-term
Job category/type Academic/Research.

We wish to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to support Professor Edgar Kramer, at the Peninsula School of Medicine of University of Plymouth, UK.

The primary function of the role is to perform collaborative and independent research to study the electrophysiological properties of midbrain dopaminergic neurons and/or the molecular signalling pathways in the dopaminergic circuit in different mouse models. A variety of electrophysiological, genetic, molecular biology and biochemical techniques will be employed, including extra- and intracellular recordings and fast scan cyclic voltammetry on transgenic mice. The work is expected to significantly enhance our understanding of midbrain dopaminergic system function and should shed some light on the etiology and possible therapy of Parkinson disease and drug addiction.
You will be responsible for the provision of specialist research knowledge and expertise that supports neurophysiological work in mice on the dopaminergic system altered in Parkinson disease patients and drug addicts.
You must already have or you should be able to complete in the next few months a PhD in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Medicine, and Pharmacology or in another related area.
Our laboratory is part of the new Derriford Research Facility close to Derriford Hospital on the North Campus which brings together all biomedical research groups and has opened in September, 2017.
To apply, please complete the online application form attaching a motivation letter, your CV, 3 academic references and a list of publications.

For an informal discussion please contact Edgar Kramer via e-mail

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Closing date:
Contract length:
3 years
Plymouth University
Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine

Contact Information

Edgar Kramer
Research Drive

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