Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Applied Neurobiology

Type: Contract

Date Posted: 45009

Closing Date: 45039

Location: University Of Keele, Keele

Salary: £35,333 per year

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Applied Neurobiology

Full Time, 36 Months Fixed Term

The Opportunity

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join an internationally leading collaborative research team led by scientists based within Keele University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The EPSRC funded project aims to develop new magnetic force biotechnologies to facilitate neural regeneration and will bring together a cross-disciplinary, international team with expertise in physics and materials science, neuroscience, electrophysiology, synthetic biology, and neurosurgery. The project builds on a previously successful collaboration to use physical sciences and bioengineering approaches to manipulate neurons using remote magnetic forces. We aim to investigate whether magnetic force methods could be used to remotely guide axon re-growth to reconnect neural circuits and restore function using a variety of cellular and tissue models.

The successful candidate will take a lead role in supporting project work packages aimed at the manipulation of neurobiological processes. This includes topics such as magnetic labelling of axons, the development of cellular and tissue models, the assessment of magnetic forces on axon growth in these models, and microscopy and electrophysiology studies to assess the structural and functional restoration of neuronal connections.

You will have (or expect to soon obtain) a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant biomedical or life sciences discipline.

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above.
The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

The University
Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

How to Apply
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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Neil Telling ( Applications to this address will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 23rd April 2023
Interviews will be held on: 4th May 2023
Post reference: KU00003241

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