We are always interested in hearing from potential candidates and candidates with their own funding are also encouraged to apply.

CTN supports the Career Development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs). Postdoc scientists, PhD and project students have opportunities to work with our world-leading partners and collaborators at their institutions. See more information on the Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Career Development


  • Research Associate/Research Assistant Position on Closed-loop Auditory Stimulation to modulate Amygdala-Frontal Synchrony (The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK)

We are currently seeking a part-time RA (20%) with a robust background in bioengineering and neurotechnology on the project, titled "Closed-loop Auditory Stimulation to Modulate Amygdala-Frontal Synchrony in Free-Moving Marmosets", which will be supported by the EPSRC/MRC-funded CloseNIT grant from May 2024.



  • Postdoctral Positions on Neuronal Circuits for Memory and Prediction (The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK)

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University  UK focused on Neuronal Circuits Mechanisms for Memory and Prediction. The positions are part of cutting-edge research funded by the Medical Research Council (UK) and jointly by the National Science Foundation (USA) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK).  The research bridges work with an indispensable animal model system that can directly inform research with neurosurgery patients, providing important insights on neuronal mechanisms (Newcastle RA position 2024) (Closing date: 4 April, 2023


  • Research Assistant/Research Technician (The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Research Technician/Research Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for advancing medical research and the understanding of animal welfare, and will be able to provide research support and assistance, as well as excellent care and training for nonhuman primates.







The studentship provides:

  • a stipend for living expenses (currently £19544 p.a.)
  • home tuition fees. Applications are welcome from students in all countries. Students from outside the UK will pay full international fees. International students will be eligible to apply for a Newcastle University Scholarship to cover the additional cost
  • a research support allowance of £5000 p.a.


  • DTP PhD studentship (Uni. of Liverpool & Newcastle University, UK) (Closed)

BBSRC Doctoral Training project for "Brain rhythms that serve as the 'binder' for memory and concept formation" (joint with Dr Biau Emmanuel, Uni. of Liverpool) 


  • Newcastle University PhD studentship (The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK) (Closed)

FMS funded project for "Neural circuits for auditory social cognition in primates" (Closing Date: 1 November 2023) 



Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits, a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you. The candidate will have opportunities to work with cutting-edge research and will be able to advance their career development in a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Further enquiries should be sent to Dr Yuki Kikuchi (