We expect to build to a full size team of 8-9 projects scientists based in the UK (all but one in Cambridge) by Spring 2017. Following our recruitment in September 2016, we expect to be advertising more posts early in 2017.
These posts are suitable for individuals with a bachelors degree in Neuroscience or another Biological subject or a strong quantitative background (Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Maths, Engineering) and some basic understanding of neuroscience. Full training will be given (some of it may be at Janelia Research Campus in the US) but it would be helpful to have some background in at least one of neural circuits, Drosophila, programming/image analysis. You will have the opportunity to help define your specific research directions, to present your work at conferences and contribute to scientific papers. You should have good communication and team-working skills and above all be strongly motivated to understand the circuit basis of brain function and behaviour.
1 post will be available at a post-doctoral level based jointly in Oxford/Cambridge to provide a link to the experimental lab of Scott Waddell and give scientific direction to projects that would have particular impact on that lab's experimental work.
We may also consider hiring at the research associate (post-doc) rather than research assistant level for individuals with significant experience with EM, circuit reconstruction or Drosophila neurobiology. In this instance we would be looking for individuals with a strong desire to understand circuit organisation through connectomic approaches, but able to provide scientific direction to their project and mentor less-experienced team members.