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Post-doctoral position in Plymouth/UK

09 July 2018

Post-doctoral position in Plymouth/UK

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We wish to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to support Professor Edgar Kramer, at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, 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, behavioural, genetic, molecular biology and biochemical techniques will be employed. The work is expected to significantly enhance our understanding of midbrain dopaminergic system function and should shed some light on the aetiology and possible therapy of Parkinson’s 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’s 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, Pharmacology or in another related area. Experience in electrophysiological experiments and/or molecular biological approaches in the mouse dopaminergic system and in mouse handling is required. Expertise in establishing and using an electrophysiological setup (extra- and intracellular recordings, fast scan cyclic voltammetry) and/or in as many techniques as listed above is desirable, and candidates with a strong background in neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases are particularly encouraged to apply. This position also requires that you have good work ethics, analytical and organisational skills, and an ability to multitask and collaborate well with lab members.

To apply, please complete the online application form attaching a motivation letter, your CV, 3 academic references and a list of publications.

Job Ref.: A6064 at

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3 years
University of Plymouth
Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine, Derriford Research Facility

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Edgar Kramer
Biomedical Research – School of Medicine, Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine
Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry – University of Plymouth
Derriford Research Facility, Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BU, UK

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