[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences

Mark Humphries m.d.humphries at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Dec 19 13:51:55 CET 2013

Sent on behalf of Prof Hugh Piggins

We seek a computational neuroscientist/biologist with appreciation of
electrophysiological approaches to join a multi-disciplinary team within
the Faculty of Life Sciences. The programme of research will focus on
defining the contribution of alterations in the brain’s circadian clock to
mood disorders. This HFSP-funded position is part of a collaboration with
Dr. Daniel Forger (USA) and Dr. Toru Takumi (Japan).

Your role will be to analyse and model extracellular electrophysiological
and/or bioimaging recordings of the circadian clock neural network and to
subsequently advise on the design of physiological experiments to test the
model. In particular, you will model and test how the circadian neural
network is altered in mouse models of mental health disorders and determine
how mood stabilising agents influence and/or correct alterations in such
circadian clock neurones. There will also be an opportunity to learn
physiological and behavioural techniques. You will work in the laboratories
of Prof Hugh Piggins at Manchester.

You will hold a PhD in computational neuroscience/biology and will be able
to demonstrate experience of computational approaches and environments.
Additional experience of extracellular electrophysiological recording
techniques is an advantage, although not essential.

For more details and to apply please visit:


Informal enquiries: hugh.piggins at manchester.ac.uk

The closing date is January 18th, 2014.

Dr M D Humphries
MRC Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellow @ Faculty of Life Sciences,
University of Manchester, UK
Honorary Research Fellow @ Department of Psychology, University of
Sheffield, UK

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