Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in London/UK

12 April 2019

Post-doctoral position in London/UK

Job ID
22028
Place
London/UK

Description

The position
One post-doctoral position is available in the Marco Beato’s group in the department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at UCL (London, UK).
The project involves applying electrophysiological techniques in vitro (slice and en bloc spinal cord) to investigate the connectivity pattern of recurrent excitation between lumbar spinal motoneurones innervating different sets of muscles (Bhumbra and Beato, PLoS Biology, 2018).
The job holder will make use of state of the art facilities for probing circuit connectivity, including paired recordings between motoneurones and two-photon holographic mapping of connectivity (in collaboration with Prof. Brownstone at UCL). Behavioural experiments and EMG recordings will also be performed on wild type and mutant mice in which recurrent excitation is genetically impaired.

The candidate
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in Neuroscience or related subjects. Experience in electrophysiology and a keen interest in spinal cord physiology are essential. A solid quantitative background and some working knowledge of coding (Python or MATLAB) are desirable.
The successful candidate will develop and plan research under supervision within the area of spinal cord physiology and design, develop and refine experimental protocols aimed at understanding and characterizing the role of recurrent spinal circuits

How to apply
The position is available from the 1st of June for 3 years
Informal enquiries to m.beato@ucl.ac.uk are welcome
Website link: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041179&ownertype=fair&jcode=1794174&vt_template=965&adminview=1

Job Information

Closing date:
2019-04-24
Employment start date:
2019-01-06
Contract length:
3 years
Institution:
University College London
Department:
Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology

Contact Information

Marco Beato
UCL, department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
Gower Street
WC1E6BT
London
UK

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