Post-Doctoral Research Assistant / Fellow in zebrafish neurobiology and pharmacology

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Exeter, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
3 months ago

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Job Description

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Salary:£30,046 to £46,718
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Permanent
Placed On:16th February 2021
Closes:28th March 2021

The starting salary for an Associate will be from £30,046 up to £34,804 on Grade (E), depending on qualifications and experience. The starting salary for a Fellow will be from £35,845 up to £46,718 on grade (F), depending on qualifications and experience.

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences are looking to recruit either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow on a full time and fixed term basis. This post is available from the 1st of April 2021 up to the 31st of March 2024 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

About the role

The zebrafish is used widely as a model for understanding biological processes in development and for studying various human diseases. As a result, each year millions of embryos and larvae are used in laboratories across the globe, many of which undergo anaesthesia. Despite this, very little information is available to guide appropriate anaesthetic choice, and even less information is available on analgesics (pain relievers).

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with experience in one or more of the following: working with transgenic zebrafish embryos and larvae, advanced fluorescence imaging and image analysis, electrophysiology, fish behavioural studies or applied neurobiology/neuropharmacology.

About you

For those applying for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

For those applying for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in subject area and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The main duties for the post are:

  1. Execute studies on anaesthetics are analgesics in zebrafish applying:
  • Functional brain imaging,
  • In vivo electrophysiology
  • Automated and semi-automated behavioural analysis
  1. Experimental design and data analysis
  2. Report andresearch paper writing
  3. Presentation of research findings to wide ranging audiences at local, national and international meetings as appropriate
  4. Communicate effectively with research project supervisory team
  5. Support the Exeter project team more widely as required

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Further information

Please contact Prof Charles Tyler ([email protected]) or Dr Matt Winter ([email protected])


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