Research Associate in Neuroscience/Pharmacology (fixed-term role) (CC10125R)

University of Bath
February 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:£35,333
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Job title Research Associate in Neuroscience/Pharmacology (fixed-term role)

Department Life Sciences

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 31 January 2023

Closing date Tuesday 28 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC10125R


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Department of Life Sciences as a Research Associate.

The role will involve using brain slice electrophysiology to investigate interactions between benzodiazepines and opioid drugs in respiratory neurons.

About the project:

Epidemiological evidence suggests that taking benzodiazepine drugs increases the risk of opioid overdose. This transdisciplinary MRC-funded project aims to understand the mechanisms responsible. We will investigate this at a receptor/neuronal level.

By using brain slice electrophysiological techniques coupled with transgenic mice/fluorescent reporters, we will investigate how benzodiazepine drugs affect mu-opioid receptor signalling. This project is a collaboration with colleagues in the University of Bristol, performing complementary whole-animal and human research.

You must have (or be about to be awarded) a PhD in a relevant discipline (eg. Neuroscience, Pharmacology) with some experience in electrophysiological techniques.

This position is part of a translational research programme, giving you the opportunity to work alongside, and interact with, whole-animal and clinical researchers.

Further information:

This is a fixed-term position for a period of up to 2 years.

For informal enquiries relating to this role please contact Dr Chris Bailey ([email protected]), however, please submit your application via the University website.

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