Research Fellow in Neuroscience Ref 10892
School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term until May 2026
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum pro rata if part time
Placed on: 10 May 2023.
Closing date: 10 July 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: August or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Berni lab is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow interested in fundamental mechanisms of neuronal development.
Our research objective is to radically push forward our understanding on the mechanisms of circuit diversification of motor circuits during nervous system development.
We approach this from multiple perspectives, using cutting-edge technologies to analyze how Hox genes control the diversity of interneuron phenotypes, explore how this determines the establishment of specialized neuronal networks, and defines the functional roles of interneurons in generating behavior.
The post provides an outstanding opportunity to develop and apply research skills in developmental neuroscience using a range of techniques pioneered in the lab (calcium imaging, thermo-/opto- genetics, CRISPR/cas9, Drosophila behavioural experiments) as well as working with collaborators: Electron microscopy neuronal reconstructions with Prof. Albert Cardona (Univ. of Cambridge and MRC-LMB), and electrophysiology experiments with Prof. Richard Baines (Univ. of Manchester).
Candidates with evidence of scientific accomplishment in neuroscience or developmental neurobiology are encouraged to apply. Experience in calcium imaging or electrophysiology analysis are desirable. Experience working with Drosophila would be an advantage. The successful candidate should be capable of working independently on this project, whilst integrated into a highly collaborative and supportive research group, and wider neuroscience community of over 50 neuroscience researchers that organises a wide range of scientific and career development activities.
Please contact Dr Jimena Berni (J.Berni@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.
Visit our website: https://www.bsms.ac.uk/about/contact-us/staff/dr-jimena-berni.aspx.
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