Job ID: 98935

Postdoctoral Neuroscientist in Behavioural Neurophysiology

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 9 January 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 February 2023

Contract Length: Up to 32 months (latest end date 30/09/2025)

City: Oxford

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: University of Oxford

Department: MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences


We are looking for a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist in Behavioural Neurophysiology to join the Dupret Group based in the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) at the University of Oxford. In this role, you will develop, execute and analyse experimental work that combines in vivo network electrophysiology, memory-guided behaviour and optogenetic closed-loop interventions in rodents (mice) as part of a scientific programme focusing on neural dynamics of adaptive behaviour.
This post offers exciting opportunities for creative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work. The overall purpose of this post is to conduct original research, provide specialist expertise, and communicate empirical discoveries, in support of a collaborative research programme that is designed to elucidate the function of the hippocampal circuit in appetitive memory. The post holder will report to Professor David Dupret or his delegated deputy. Where appropriate, the post holder will provide guidance to other members of the host Group, as well as to the Group’s collaborators, but will not be expected to line-manage anyone.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Neuroscience and have a track record of original research in the field of memory, hippocampal circuitry and neurophysiology. They will also have experience in mouse behavioural tasks, experience in quantitative methods and expertise in analysing and interpreting electrophysiological data. Experience of working with wildtype and genetically altered mice, including the design of behavioural assays for in vivo network physiology, is desirable.
If a candidate does not meet all of the Grade 7 criteria, we will consider offering at a lower Grade 6 (underfill). The opportunity for training will be provided. The expectation is to move into the advertised salary grade within 6 – 12 months following a competency-driven process.
This post is fixed term until 30th September 2025 in the first instance.
Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Monday 9th January 2023 will be considered (Oxford vacancy i.d. 162164).