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Postdoctoral position ultrahigh frame rate imaging of neuronal activity

We are inviting applications for a full-time Wellcome Trust ISSF funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. The successful applicant will contribute to the development of novel approaches for ultra-high frame rate imaging of neuronal activity using single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). The post will focus on validation of SPADs for imaging of neuronal activity reported with enetically encoded voltage indicators. It is expected that the successful applicant will have experience in whole-cell patch-clamp methods for recording membrane potential of neurons in brain slices and preferably also expertise in stereotaxic viral injections. The successful applicant will have access to state-of-the-art imaging and electrophysiology tools and will be part of a collaboration between Gyongy, Nolan, Duguid and Mitra research groups in the Institute for Integrated Micro- and Nano-Systems and the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences. For informal inquiries please contact Matt Nolan: or Istvan Gyongy:
Vacancy ref: 048147
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Deadline: 01 July 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate

We are inviting applications for a full-time postdoctoral research associate position in the research group of Dr Christopher Sibley. The group studies molecular and cellular events underlying the neurodegenerative disease of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this project, funded by the Royal Society and Wellcome Trust, the post-holder will identify the RNA metabolism changes that contribute to ALS aetiology at cell-type resolution. Specifically, the 3-year post will involve application of single-cell RNA sequencing and iCLIP to clinically relevant human tissue and induced pluripotent stem cell models of ALS alongside cell-based functional validations. For informal enquiries please contact
Vacancy ref: 048199
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Deadline: 05 July 2019

Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher

We have an opening for a full time three-year Research Assistant (Early-Stage Researcher) position leading to a PhD, as part of the multidisciplinary Neo-PRISM-C project (NEurodevelopmental Optimal-Predictors, Risk factors, and Intervention from a Systems approach to Maladjustment in Children). This is a 4-year international collaborative research-training project funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie action of the European Union. It is part of the Innovative Training Network (ITN) actions (
The position will include:

  • A fully funded PhD at the University of Edinburgh
  • Excellent salary
  • Participation in an international research group
  • Exceptional training and support

The post will begin in December 2019 and the successful candidate will be expected to complete a PhD at the University of Edinburgh on the theme of 'Understanding the effects of prenatal maternal infections on developmental outcomes, autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities’ during their time in the post.
Vacancy ref: 047793
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Deadline: 26 July 2019