University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Asst/Assoc in Behavioural Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

Research Asst/Assoc in Behavioural Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

The Roberts lab is a behavioural neuroscience lab that investigates the prefrontal control of negative and positive emotion with an aim to understand the multi-determined nature of anxiety and depression. We use a wide range of neurobiological techniques including neuroimaging, chemogenetics, wireless recordings of cardiovascular activity, pharmacology and sophisticated cognitive testing in non-human primates. We are looking for an intellectually curious, passionate and motivated postdoc to join a highly collaborative and enthusiastic group of researchers working on a project recently funded by the Wellcome Trust. The focus of this project is the development of social and cognitive behavioural skills pre- and post puberty and their relationship to milestones of associative brain development.

The ideal post-holder will be a behavioural/cognitive neuroscientist with experience in developmental studies.

The 3-year post is based at purpose-built facilities within the University of Cambridge. Applicants should either have, or will shortly be awarded a PhD in behavioural neuroscience or related disciplines. Prior work in studies of animal behaviour and experience in behavioural neuroscience is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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To apply to this post, submit a CV, motivation letter detailing why you want to be part of this project and how this post will be a good stepping-stone for your career. We also need the contact details for two people who can provide a professional reference. We aim to hold Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates in mid December.

Please quote reference PM39418 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Central Cambridge








    15 November 2023

    Closing date

    29 November 2023

    Job details


    Research Asst/Assoc in Behavioural Neuroscience (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 29, 2023

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

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