Research Associate (Two-photon targeted electrophysiology), Imperial College London, UK

Posted on June 4, 2013


Department of Bioengineering

Research Associate Two-photon targeted electrophysiology

Salary 32,100 to 34,720 per annum

Fixed term appointment up to 31 May 2016

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Dr Simon Schultz on a BBSRC funded project in Neural Engineering to underpin work at Imperial College on coding of sensory information in mammalian cortical circuits.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a BBSRC funded project in Neural Engineering with a focus on understanding neural computation. The Neural Coding Laboratory at Imperial College London is developing cutting edge optical and opto-electrophysiological technology for studying how information is encoded and processed in mammalian cortical circuits. This project will involve using a novel tool for two-photon targeted electrophysiology to obtain recordings from multiple, genetically targeted neuronal cell types simultaneously. The ultimate aim of this work is to understand the general principles underlying the information processing operations performed by the mammalian cortical circuit.

Candidates must be in the possession of a doctoral degree or equivalent in neuroscience, physics, engineering or a related topic. Experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology or in vivotwo-photon microscopy is a requirement. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong experimental background, and experience in quantitative neurophysiological data analysis using MATLAB. The ideal candidate would be a “tool developer” as well as “tool user”. 

For more information about the laboratory and research group, see

This full-time post is available from the 1st of July 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr S Schultz, email: The formal deadline for applications is 24 June 2013, but applications will be reviewed immediately and considered until the position is filled.