Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Experimental Parkinson's Disease University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics United Kingdom

The University of Oxford has recently established a research partnership with Celgene to advance the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. We are now seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work as part of this exciting collaboration at the interface between academia and industry.


The successful candidate will develop, execute, analyse and report on state-of-the-art investigations in rodent models of neurodegenerative disorders, with a focus on elucidating dopamine neurotransmission, its regulation and dysregulation, using methods like fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, in experimental rodent models of Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will also collaborate on projects with the Cragg Group’s internal and external partners and when appropriate, undertake the training and supervision of students, technical support staff, and other members of the Group. They will be responsible for analysing and interpreting scientific data generated from experiments, ensuring that the data is of the highest quality.


In addition to having, or nearing completion of, a PhD/MD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise in real-time electrochemical or electrophysiology recordings in brain slices, and to provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the delivery of a focused programme of research. Experience of working in mice and in optogenetics is also desirable.


The postholder will work in the Group led by Professor Stephanie Cragg, and will be based at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT.


This is a full-time, fixed-term post until 7 June 2021, externally funded by Celgene. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.


Informal enquiries can be addressed to: stephanie.cragg@dpag.ox.ac.uk.


The closing date for applications is 120.00 noon on Friday 6 September 2019. Interviews are likely to be held Friday 27 September 2019.


Vacancy ID : 139076

Closing Date : 06-Sep-2019



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