Research assistant/Research Associate (0364-24)

Aston University
August 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £37,099
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (15 month
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Research assistant/Research Associate Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £34,980 to £37,099 per annum Grade: Grade 07 to Grade 08 Contract Type: Fixed Term (15 months)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 09 August 2024 Interview Date: Monday 16 September 2024 Reference: 0364-24 Release Date: Monday 01 July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our translational epilepsy research group. We are looking to appoint one outstanding research scientist with expertise in in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology to work alongside Professor Gavin Woodhall (PI) and Dr Sukhvir Wright (PI) in an Epilepsy Research Insititute grant funded project investigating synaptic and network mechanisms underlying paediatric immune-mediated epilepsy. This cutting edge, translational research will aim to develop world-first epilepsy models and explore novel treatments. This approach directly addresses the unmet clinical need for rapid intervention in these disease to improve long-term patient outcomes.

The successful applicant will be expected to perform neurosurgery on pre- clinical/ experimental models and record ECoG in vivo , as well as in vitro electrophysiological studies (whole cell patch clamp, local field potential recordings). Knowledge of EEG analysis methods and programming (e.g. MATLAB) would be a bonus. There will also be an opportunity to develop behavioural skills in the field of rodent cognition and memory testing. Appropriate training will be provided where required. With the aim to regularly disseminate high quality research findings, and presentations at local, national and international conferences, career development is an integral part of this role.

We are keen to attract highly motivated individuals with relevant in vivo electrophysiology experience and exceptional track records in this field. Ideally, applicants will have a PhD in a relevant neuroscience/biological discipline, we will consider early PhD graduates if the essential techniques of in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology formed an integral part of their doctoral training. A current UK Home Office Personal License (PIL) is essential.

Informal enquiries about the position and/or projects can be made to Dr Sukhe Wright at: [email protected].

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