Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate  in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK

The position is position is full time and available for 3 years from 1st April 2013 until 31th March 2016, working on a NC3R funded Research Grant: "Assessing cumulative severity in macaques used in neuroscience research", held by Prof. Melissa Batson, Prof. Alexander Thiele, and Dr. Candida Rowe.

The post-holders will play leading roles in conducting research in association with Prof. Bateson and Prof. Thiele, concerning possible stress induced structural changes in macaque brains, and stress related changes in the representation of value in the brain.   The study will employ non-invasive brain imaging and psychophysical techniques in task performing macaques.

Salary will be from Salary: 27,578 - 29,249, depending on knowledge and experience.

Applications (e-mail or hard copy) by covering letter, CV, names of 2 referees, and Personal Information form (the latter available at:, by email to or by regular mail to: Prof. Alexander Thiele, Henry Wellcome Building, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2013, or until the adequate candidate has been found.

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