Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Location

Biomedical Research – School of Medicine, Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine Peninsula Schools of Medicine and D, Plymouth
Closing date: 
14 August 2018
Contact: 
Edgar Kramer

A post-doc position (3 years) will be available starting from September 2018 in the team “neurodegenerative diseases” of Prof. Edgar Kramer at the new Derriford Research Facility.

The primary function of the role is to perform 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 or in another related area. 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. For informal discussions please contact Edgar Kramer (Edgar.kramer@plymouth.ac.uk).

To apply, please complete the online application form attaching a motivation letter, your CV, 3 academic references and a list of publications till August 14th, 2018.

Job Ref.: A6064 at https://hrservices.plymouth.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment