[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Research Associate position

Peter Andras p.andras at keele.ac.uk
Tue Jun 2 15:49:05 CEST 2015

Research Associate


Fixed Term for 2 Years


Starting salary: Grade 7 – £31,342


Keele University wishes to appoint a Research Associate for the duration of
2 years starting on 1st August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, in
order to conduct research on the development of novel voltage-sensitive dyes
for neuroimaging.

You will work in the group led by Professor Peter Andras in the
Computer Science Research Centre and the  <http://www.keele.ac.uk/scm/>
School of Computing and Mathematics at  <http://www.keele.ac.uk/> Keele
University and within a Leverhulme Trust funded project. The project runs in
collaboration with the group of Professor Andrew Benniston from the School
of Chemistry at Newcastle University. The aim of the project is to use
rational molecular design to develop novel voltage-sensitive dyes with low
toxicity and strong fluorescent signal in order to improve significantly the
quality of neuroimaging data.

You will work on the testing and evaluation of novel voltage-sensitive dyes
for neuroimaging developed by our collaborators from Newcastle University.
The novel dyes will be tested and evaluated by imaging neural activity in
the crustacean stomatogastric ganglion and brain slices. You will be
expected to contribute to the design of the experiments, run the
experiments, collect and analyse the data, contribute to the writing of
scientific papers and to present the results at conferences. You will be
also encouraged to develop your leadership skills.

You should have a PhD in a science subject (neuroscience, biology, computer
science, physics, mathematics or similar), an interest in working on
neuroscience experiments and a demonstrated aptitude for research.
Experience in analysis of neuroimaging or similar data is essential and
experience in micro-dissection and electrophysiology is highly desirable.

For further enquiries please contact Professor Peter Andras at p.andras

For full post details and to apply, please visit:
<http://tinyurl.com/RE15-12> http://tinyurl.com/RE15-12

Closing date for applications: 29th June 2015 

Interview dates: 6 – 7 July 2015 (to be confirmed)

Interviews may be conducted remotely if needed (via skype or similar




Professor Peter Andras

Professor of Computer Science and Informatics

Head of Computing Division

School of Computing and Mathematics

Keele University

Keele, Staffordshire




Tel. +44-1782-733412

Fax. +44-1782-734268

E-mail:  <mailto:p.andras at keele.ac.uk> p.andras at keele.ac.uk

Web:  <http://www.scm.keele.ac.uk/staff/p_andras/>


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