Research Assistant


Job Title : Research Assistant
Location : Hybrid remote in Manchester M13
Company : The University of Manchester
Salary :
Open Date : 2023-03-15
Close Date : 2023-07-15

A Research Assistant is required to join a collaborative project to investigate how neural activity during an embryonic critical period affects the development of a locomotor circuit. You will support a team using Drosophila genetics to drive expression of a range of genetic tools to impose activity regimes during defined periods of embryogenesis.

The consequence to synaptic connectivity in the larval locomotor circuit and locomotion of larvae will be determined by electrophysiology, activity-imaging and behavioural assays. This is a collaborative project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, between Manchester and Cambridge (Dr Matthias Landgraf). The focus in Manchester is on function whilst Cambridge will focus on anatomical connectivity and modelling. There will be considerable opportunity to develop the project through regular interactions with the Cambridge team.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Richard Baines

Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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