Postdoc Position: University College London
The Tuschl Lab
|Type of Position:||Research Fellow|
Description and Details:
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the Tuschl Lab at University College London, funded through Action Medical Research. The focus of the grant is to determine the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying vitamin B6 dependent epilepsies and how these contribute to specific seizure aetiologies using zebrafish as a model organism. The key methodology that will be applied is in vivo, high resolution calcium imaging and programming to develop robust analysis pipelines. This will be complemented by locomotor behavioural and expression analysis using in situ hybridisation chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. Through collaboration with Prof Philippa Mills who has pioneered research into B6 dependent epilepsies the candidate will contribute to translational research at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. The postdoctoral research fellow will have the exciting opportunity to join the fishfloor at UCL (http://zebrafishucl.org/) and work closely with the collaborating groups of Dr Richard Rosch, Dr Isaac Bianco and Prof Stephen Wilson. The salary range for this post is £39,508 - £40,533 pa. The post is available from July 2023 for 30 months
We are seeking applicants with proficiency and prior experience with quantitative data analysis with high-level programming languages, such as Matlab, Python or R. Experience in high resolution imaging analysis would be beneficial. A strong interest in neuroscience and commitment for highest quality research under the direction of the Principal Investigator is expected. Prior zebrafish experience is desirable. As this is a postdoctoral role, a PhD in neuroscience or similar quantitative scientific field is a key requirement. Further information about the scientific aspects of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr Karin Tuschl at email@example.com.
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