A Research Associate position, funded by the BBSRC, is available to join the laboratory of Giorgio Gilestro in the Department of Life Sciences, based at the South Kensington Campus. The focus of the laboratory is to uncover the function of sleep, largely using Drosophila melanogaster as animal model and using a combination of genetics and behavioural analysis.
Job listing information
- Reference NAT01209
- Date posted 13 July 2022
- Closing date 27 July 2022
A Research Associate position, funded by the BBSRC, is available to join the laboratory of Giorgio Gilestro in the Department of Life Sciences, based at the South Kensington Campus.
The focus of the laboratory is to uncover the function of sleep, largely using Drosophila melanogaster as animal model and using a combination of genetics and behavioural analysis.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be expected to carry out research in Drosophila neurobiology, undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. You will also be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.
You must hold a PhD (or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience) in Biomedical Sciences or a closely related discipline
Preference will be given to candidates with considerable work experience in genetics, methods for neural circuit tracing and manipulation, fluorescence microscopy, in vivo imaging, or behavioural analysis.
Previous experience with Drosophila would be very advantageous but it is not essential.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of the laboratory, familiarity with computer programming, hacking or mathematical modelling are highly appreciated.
This is a full time, fixed term position for up to 36 months in the first instance. You will be based at South Kensington Campus.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.
For more information on the laboratory, please visit our lab webpage at: https://lab.gilest.ro
For informal enquiries please contact the PI, Giorgio Gilestro at firstname.lastname@example.org
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