2012 Postdoctoral Research Position in Neuroscience at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Applications are invited for this Medical Research Council (MRC) funded postdoctoral research position in the group of Dr Shuzo Sakata in the Centre for Neuroscience University of Strathclyde (CeNsUS), Glasgow. You will work on one of our ongoing projects “Pathological ensembles in the auditory thalamocortical circuit following acoustic trauma”. The mission of our research team is to understand how sensory information is processed by brain circuits, and to develop better strategies for the improvement and restoration of sensory abilities, with emphasis on hearing. Candidates should have a PhD in the field of systems neuroscience. Experience with in vivo extracellular recording, rodents behavioural testing and/or computer programming (e.g., MATLAB, C++, and/or LabVIEW) is essential. Knowledge of auditory neuroscience is desirable.

-Good honours degree and PhD in the field of systems neuroscience or equivalent qualification. -In vivo electrophysiology and/or rodents behavioural testing. – Programming skills. – Developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. – Ability to plan and organise own workload effectively. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Scholarship Deadline: 6 June 2012

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