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Research Fellow (Isogai Lab)

The Isogai lab aims to understand the neural circuits underlying social behaviours. The lab uses molecular, genetic, and physiological methods in order to attain a detailed understanding of causal links between circuits and behaviour. Current projects focus on understanding the dynamics of neural circuits during innate social behaviours such as mating, aggression, and parenting, stereotypical behaviours triggered with little to no prior experience, and on understanding how social experience perturbs the operation of these circuits.

The lab is now looking for a motivated and proactive postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the team working on cutting-edge in vivo physiology probing the dynamics of social behaviour circuits in freely behaving animals using Neuropixels probes. While at the Isogai lab you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the project, and will embrace the opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across the SWC and Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit. 

Applicants will hold a PhD in neuroscience or a cognate area and be proficient at large-scale, complex data analysis.  An interest in the Isogai lab, working collaboratively with colleagues at SWC and the Gatsby Unit, along with experience of planning your own experiments and experimental timelines are essential.

The post is full time with a salary of £35,328 - £42,701 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. 

For further information download the Information for Candidates.

The deadline for applications is 23:53 on Sunday 08 September 2019.

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1815453.  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.
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