Newcastle University Research Fellowship - A127094R
 

Newcastle University Research Fellowship in Genetic and Neural Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and their Effect on Social Behaviour, Cognitive Flexibility and Goal-Directed Learning.

Salary: £39,992 -  £47,722

Closing date: 10 June 2018

Are you a future research leader?

The Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) at Newcastle University is committed to recruiting and mentoring early career scientists who have demonstrated the potential to be future research leaders in their field. This is a 5 year fixed term fellowship opportunity for a post-doctoral scientist with the ambition and track record to develop into an independent research investigator in the field of neural basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and how these affect behaviour and cognition. There is an expectation that the fellow will work on in vivo rodent models of neurodevelopmental disorders, combining two-photon imaging, optogenetics, electrophysiology and genome engineering of disease gene locus using CRISPR-Cas9. Application of these techniques should in turn further our understanding how specific cell types and mutations affect social behaviour, and cognitive flexibility. The fellow will be supported and resourced to establish their own independent research team and, if successful in sustaining and growing an internationally competitive group, can expect to be offered an open ended faculty appointment at the end of the fellowship term (please see below for criteria).

You will have at least 2 years of active post-doctoral experience. Your CV and publication track record will clearly demonstrate scientific excellence and an ability to innovate which, with the help of our dedicated mentorship scheme, can be expected to lead to funding of your science by research councils, major charities and industry. The fellow will be supported and resourced to establish their own independent research team and, if successful in sustaining and growing an internationally competitive group, can expect to be offered an open ended faculty appointment at the end of the fellowship term. Competitive start up packages are also available.

You must have a PhD in a relevant subject area, an excellent publication record and be competitive for externally funded research grants. Career breaks will be taken into account.

If you already have external funding that you can bring to Newcastle, we would welcome hearing from you. In these circumstances you would be considered for fast tracking.

For general enquiries please contact alex.thiele@ncl.ac.uk or kay.howes@ncl.ac.uk

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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For further details on our fellowship programme and how to apply please go to https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/research/career-development/fellowship/#newcastleuniversityresearchfellowships

Faculty/Services
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Unit
Institute of Neuroscience
Sub Unit
Institute of Neuroscience
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Newcastle University Research Fellowship in Genetic and Neural Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and their Effect on Social Behaviour, Cognitive Flexibility and Goal-Directed Learning.

Salary: £39,992 -  £47,722

Closing date: 10 June 2018

Are you a future research leader?

The Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) at Newcastle University is committed to recruiting and mentoring early career scientists who have demonstrated the potential to be future research leaders in their field. This is a 5 year fixed term fellowship opportunity for a post-doctoral scientist with the ambition and track record to develop into an independent research investigator in the field of neural basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and how these affect behaviour and cognition. There is an expectation that the fellow will work on in vivo rodent models of neurodevelopmental disorders, combining two-photon imaging, optogenetics, electrophysiology and genome engineering of disease gene locus using CRISPR-Cas9. Application of these techniques should in turn further our understanding how specific cell types and mutations affect social behaviour, and cognitive flexibility. The fellow will be supported and resourced to establish their own independent research team and, if successful in sustaining and growing an internationally competitive group, can expect to be offered an open ended faculty appointment at the end of the fellowship term (please see below for criteria).

You will have at least 2 years of active post-doctoral experience. Your CV and publication track record will clearly demonstrate scientific excellence and an ability to innovate which, with the help of our dedicated mentorship scheme, can be expected to lead to funding of your science by research councils, major charities and industry. The fellow will be supported and resourced to establish their own independent research team and, if successful in sustaining and growing an internationally competitive group, can expect to be offered an open ended faculty appointment at the end of the fellowship term. Competitive start up packages are also available.

You must have a PhD in a relevant subject area, an excellent publication record and be competitive for externally funded research grants. Career breaks will be taken into account.

If you already have external funding that you can bring to Newcastle, we would welcome hearing from you. In these circumstances you would be considered for fast tracking.

For general enquiries please contact alex.thiele@ncl.ac.uk or kay.howes@ncl.ac.uk

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Click here for further details

For further details on our fellowship programme and how to apply please go to https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/research/career-development/fellowship/#newcastleuniversityresearchfellowships