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Postdoc positions in Behavioural Neuroscience- Ireland - Jan 2012

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 14 month fixed term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Neuroscience based at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. The successful candidate will work on a project which aims to develop, validate and pharmacologically characterize a new, anatomically relevant model of post-surgical pain.

The position is funded by an Industry-Academia collaborative grant and is available on a full-time basis. The successful applicant will be employed by the Industry partner but based full time at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Essential Qualifications: Applicants must have completed (or be near completion) of a PhD in a relevant area and have an interest in pursuing pre-clinical research into pain. Strong organisational and scientific communication skills are also essential.

Desirable Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have significant experience in one or more of the following: Behavioural neuroscience; pre-clinical pain research models (in particular models of post-operative pain); surgery (e.g. stereotaxic or similar); histology; immunohistochemistry; stereology.

Start date: c.a. February - April 2012

Starting salary: €40,000 per annum

Informal enquiries by e-mail to:
Dr David P. Finn, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, University Road, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Email: David.Finn@nuigalway.ie

To apply: Candidates should send (Word or PDF format only) a detailed curriculum vitae with a covering letter explaining their interest in the post and the names and contact details of at least three and not more than five referees to: David.Finn@nuigalway.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. Friday 27th January 2012
Contact Information
Dr David Finn
National University of Ireland, Galway
Neuroscience Cluster and Centre for Pain Research
University Road
Phone: +353 91 495280
E-mail: david.finn@nuigalway.ie
Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/pharmacology/Dr_David_Finn.html