Research Associate

£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
April 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Research Associate

Job Number: ACAD105107

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Life Sciences

The role

Our lab is interested in the mechanisms of neuronal integration and its regulation. We have previously shown that temporal integration of synaptic inputs plays a significant role in the fruit fly's olfactory decision-making. The transcription factor FoxP regulates this integration's efficacy by controlling the level of Shal (Kv4) channels in the dendrites of the αβ core Kenyon cells. FoxP's role in the adult brain outside the decision-making circuit is still unknown. We have recently uncovered spatial navigation defects in FoxP mutant flies, and we now want to understand the cellular basis of this phenotype. We will use electrophysiology in virtual-reality arenas, 2-photon imaging and transcriptomics to address this question.

What will you be doing?

  • Take the lead on and manage academic research.
  • Contribute to the preparation and submission of manuscripts and grant applications.
  • Represent the lab at national and international conferences, seminars and meetings.

You should apply if

  • You have PhD level expertise in a relevant area.
  • You have experience with electrophysiology/ transcriptomics/ computational neuroscience/ behavioural neuroscience.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Shamik Dasgupta via email:

Additional information

Contract type: Open-ended with fixed term funding for 2 years with possibility of extension

Work pattern: Full-time

Grade: I

Salary: £33,797 - £38,017 per annum

School/Unit: Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Thursday 13th May 2021.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.