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The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre offers attractive opportunities to work with leading researchers in advancing the understanding of Parkinson's.

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Postdoctoral Neuroscientist (FORMA/Oxford)

This is a full-time fixed-term post of 24 months in the first instance, with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,333 per annum, with a discretionary range to £42,418 per annum (commensurate with experience).

The University of Oxford has recently established a research partnership with FORMA Therapeutics to advance the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases (see here). As one of the founding partners in the FORMA/Oxford collaboration, the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) will contribute through leveraging its leading expertise in high-resolution in vivo phenotyping of rodent models of neurodegenerative diseases. The MRC BNDU is now seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to work as part of this exciting collaboration at the interface between academia and industry.

This Postdoctoral Neuroscientist will develop, execute, analyse and report on state-of-the-art electrophysiological, anatomical and behavioural investigations in rodent models of neurodegenerative disorders, with a focus on elucidating the function/dysfunction of vulnerable neurons in experimental Parkinson’s.

The post holder will be part of the Magill Group based at the MRC BNDU, University of Oxford. The Group has a strong track record in studying the functional organization of the basal ganglia and partner neuronal networks in rodents, including in models of Parkinson’s.

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Magill.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 135276.