Research Fellow in Neuroscience

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7071626 (Ref:FBSBM1146)

Posted: October 30, 2020

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in neuroscience? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

Our lab is based in the vibrant and beautiful city of Leeds situated on the edge of the Yorkshire dales national park. We are looking for an enthusastic and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on an MRC funded project exploring how the neural circuitry of the olfactory bulb is regulated by metabolism and how this leads to altered olfactory perception and feeding behaviour. This project will take advantage of genetically encoded Ca indicators, 2-photon imaging and electrophsyiology to identify the molecular, cellular and circuit level changes occuring in the olfactory bulb during satiety. Viral knockdown of identified targets will then determine how these molecules/cells contribute to olfactory perception and feeding behaviour. You will be joining a well resourced and collegiate lab to undertake this exciting project and will be part of the broad neuroscience community at Leeds www.neural.leeds.ac.uk

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Neuroscience or a closely allied discipline with a background in neuroscience or physiology with a commitment to establishing a career in neuroscience. You will also have demonstrated competence in either patch-clamp recordings from brain tissue and/or 2-photon imaging. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Jamie Johnston, University Academic Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0105, Email: j.johnston@leeds.ac.uk 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biomedical Sciences
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to funding limitations it is unlikely an appointment will be made above £35,845 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hour per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years)
Release Date:  Thursday 29 October 2020
Closing Date:  Saturday 28 November 2020
Reference:  FBSBM1146


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