Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
June 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Research Assistant / Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The post, funded by an industrial contract with Shionogi, is based in the CLiC (Cambridge Laboratory for research on impulsive and compulsive disorders) directed by Professor David Belin at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will join a highly active research group in which they will take part in a programme of research that aims to establish the therapeutic potential (and underlying mechanism of action) of two new small molecules for the treatment of drug (heroin, cocaine, alcohol) use disorder.

The successful applicant will work alongside a post-doctoral researcher and a PhD student with whom they will carry out longitudinal studies using innovative behavioural procedures combined with pharmacology, molecular biology and circuit neuroscience techniques.

The successful applicant will ideally have a special interest in the neural mechanisms of addiction and prior experience in Behavioural Pharmacology.

The successful applicant will join a highly dynamic and interactive group (comprising three postdoctoral fellows, three PhD students, and a lab manager) passionate about the psychological and neural basis of vulnerability to develop compulsive disorders.

At the CLiC, the successful candidate will have many opportunities to acquire a large array of Behavioural Neuroscience techniques and develop a rich culture in Behavioural Pharmacology and Behavioural Neuroscience in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal inquiries, please contact David Belin at [email protected]

Closing Date: Thursday 20th June 2024 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Thursday 27th / Friday 28th June

Please quote reference PJ41822 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • Further Information Document
  • Department/Location

    Department of Psychology, Cambridge City Centre








    28 May 2024

    Closing date

    20 June 2024

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