Research Associate in the Neural Control of Metabolism University of Manchester, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) United Kingdom

Research Associate in the Neural Control of Metabolism

Job Reference : BM&H-13566

Location : Manchester

Closing Date : 04/04/2019

Salary : £32,236-£35,211 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health

Division : Diabetes, Endocrinology & Gastroenterology

Hours Per week : Full time

Contract Duration : Fixed term starting from 1 June 2019 until 31 May 2022

Professor Simon Luckman’s team uses a multidisciplinary approach covering the study of genes, cells and behaviour related to appetite and body weight regulation. Their research includes the molecular phenotyping of specific neuronal types, patch-clamp electrophysiology, circuit mapping and optogenetic stimulation, linked with the measurement of physiological and behavioural outputs. In this project, we aim to characterise specific populations of neurone based on their ability to distinguish nutritional, hormonal and aversive signals. You will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, have a relevant track record and be capable of driving the research. You will record responses and then manipulate the neurones selectively using the latest electrophysiological, photometric and optogenetic techniques. You will collaborate as a team with other members of the lab on this and on other relevant projects involving molecular phenotyping, circuit mapping and physiological/behavioral recording.


Successful candidates may be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.


The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Simon Luckman

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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