The postholder will be an active member of a multidisciplinary team of human and animal neuroscientists, engineers and clinical investigators whose research focus is on the development of pain and somatosensory processing in the first days of life. They will be expected to produce independent, original contributions to the understanding of the development of cortical pain and somatosensory networks, using in-vivo electrophysiological and behavioural techniques in laboratory rodents. They will learn to use cutting-edge technology (e.g. Neuropixel) and will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including postdocs and project students. The work is highly translational and animal models will be directly used to understand human data collected within the same lab. The work is led by Drs Lorenzo Fabrizi and Stephanie Koch, is funded by the Medical Research Foundation and will be carried out in the UCL Dept of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology. The post is initially funded for 18 months.