promoting all areas of neuroendocrinology

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Fully funded PhD on 'Neuroprotection by steroid hormones using a stem cell derived system', University of Reading, UK

An exciting opportunity for a fully funded PhD project on understanding the mechanisms of neuroprotection by oestrogens against toxic insult in the brain using a combination of engineering (multielectrode array electrophysiological information processing) and biological approaches is available at the University of Reading.  The candidate will work on oestrogen signalling in neurons and astrocytes differentiated from mouse embyronic stem cells to understand how neuroprotection occurs. 

Eligibility: Graduates with either biology or engineering undergraduate degrees  can apply. Open to UK nationals and EU nationals with three years of residence in the UK. 
For more information and how to apply:
Deadline: 31 August 2019

University Lecturer in Systems Physiology, University of Cambridge, UK

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship in Systems Physiology, available from 1 April 2020. Based in central Cambridge, we are keen to recruit a pioneering researcher working in this major theme in our Department ( We are therefore searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, undertaking cutting edge and fundable work in any aspect of systems physiology. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, will have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching, and be willing to contribute effectively to our undergraduate programmes in preclinical medicine, preclinical veterinary science, and natural sciences ( They will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and to perform other academic duties including administration, examining and assessment.

Informal enquires: Joint Heads of Department, Prof Sarah Bray and Bill Colledge (
More information:
Salary: £40,792-51,630
Deadline: 15 September 2019

Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Discovery Brain Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

An enthusiastic and skilled post-doctoral fellow is sought to work with Profs Mike Ludwig and Gareth Leng at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Supported by a BBSRC grant, the post-doctoral fellow will investigate the role of oxytocin in food choice. This post is fully funded for 2 years, starting September 2019. We are seeking a Research Fellow to contribute to the development of a programme of high quality research in the field of neuroendocrinology by conducting original research, producing material for publication and dissemination and suggesting future avenues of investigation. A degree in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or Physiology, with a PhD in one of this areas is required along with experience in in vivo approaches (e.g. electrophysiology, microdialysis, behaviour meassurements, surgery). A current Home Office license would preferable.

Informal enquiries: Prof Mike Ludwig (