A26618R – Research Assistant/Associate (2 posts)

Newcastle University

Newcastle University – Faculty of Medical Sciences; Institute of Neuroscience

Salary: Research Assistant: £26,274 – £27,864
              Research Associate: £28,695 – £30,434 (with progression to £37,394)

You will join the lab of Michael Schmid at the Institute of Neuroscience to investigate circuit communication principles in the primate visual system. To this end you will develop a research agenda that is in line with the aims of the Schmid lab. You will design, conduct and analyse electrophysiology / fMRI / optogenetics experiments in non-human primates (NHP) trained to work on visually based behavioural tasks. You will summarise the work in the form of manuscripts suitable for publication in high-rank neuroscience journals and assist with the supervision of students and teaching.

You should possess a PhD (or submission of thesis) with prior experience in systems or cognitive neuroscience and ideally have experience with electro-physiology, fMRI or optogenetics in NHP.

Essential qualities of the applicant are a general scientific aptitude and creativity, affinity with programming and the commitment to a career in science.

Tenable for one year.

Informal enquiries should be directed to

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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