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Research Fellow (Murray Lab)

The brain has only one means of interacting with the world – by generating motor commands to control muscles. Movements come in many forms, but all movements must be rapidly adaptable and modifiable in response to changes in in the body and the surrounding environment. The Murray lab aims to understand how the nervous system generates motor behaviours in such a way that they can be maintained in ever changing natural environments.

The lab is looking for a motivated and proactive Research Fellow to join its recently established and growing research programme, working under Dr Andrew Murray. The role will have an emphasis on understanding the function and anatomy of motor circuits in the brainstem. The precise nature of the project will a combination of the research interests of the lab, and those of the Research Fellow. 

The post is funded until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.   

The selected candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience or a related subject, and a background and interest in motor circuits.  Experience in in vivo electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging is essential, and candidates will be expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment.

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 Thursday 18 July 2019.

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1812236.  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.
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