Research Associate

Glasgow, United Kingdom
£35,845 - £40,322 per annum
Nov 05, 2019
Dec 05, 2019
Position Type
Full Time


College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology

Research Associate

Vacancy Ref: M00854

Salary: Grade 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum 

Neuroscience & Psychology have a very exciting opportunity to join their team as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and make a leading contribution to a 3-year BBSRC-funded project studying cortical neural plasticity after peripheral nerve injury, using electrophysiology and high-resolution fMRI in rodents, working with Dr Jozien Goense and Dr John Riddell.

The project focuses on development and application of (combined) electrophysiology and fMRI to address questions pertaining to cortical circuitry and plasticity in the different layers of the somatosensory and motor cortex. As the successful candidate you will be required to have knowledge in experimental neuroscience, preferably electrophysiology and/or MRI, and have an interest in technology and quantitative methods. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the writing and submission of research publications and proposals, as well as manage and direct the project, as opportunities allow.

You will be based at the Glasgow Experimental MRI Centre (, where there are possibilities for translational collaborative work in the context of the human 7T facility in the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital which houses a Siemens Magnetom Terra 7T scanner.

There may be an opportunity to appoint an exceptional candidate at Grade 6 who is yet to complete their PhD. If you believe you are that person and would like more information on the requirements of this grade, please follow the link to our website.

The post has funding for up to 3 years on a full-time basis with expected opportunities for long-term development.

Enquiries may be made to Dr Jozien Goense (

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Closing date: 2 December 2019

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