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Nominations open for Cambridge Neuroscience Forum

Would you like to be more involved in Cambridge Neuroscience?

Have your say and nominate yourself – or one of your colleagues - to become a member of the Cambridge Neuroscience Forum. Nominations close on Friday 22nd July.

There are 2 positions available on the Forum - 1 x Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience representative and 1 x PhD representative (see below for further details).

The management of Cambridge Neuroscience is the responsibility of two key committees: a small Executive Group and a larger and more representative Forum. Both the Executive Group and the Forum are chaired by the Co-Chairs, one representing the School of Biological Sciences (currently Ole Paulsen) and one representing the School of Clinical Medicine (currently Ed Bullmore); and both are supported by the Cambridge Neuroscience coordinator (currently Dervila Glynn); but otherwise are constituted differently to serve rather different purposes.

The smaller Executive group meets at least 4 times a year (quarterly) for business-like discussions of core issues that are of importance for the medium term growth of Cambridge Neuroscience, specifically: strategy, post graduate training, workshops, communications and symposia. The larger, representative Forum meets 4 times per year (quarterly). Its primary purpose is to ensure that all communities comprising Cambridge Neuroscience are properly represented and informed. The Forum will also serve to monitor and advise the core functions of the Executive Group and it will play a key role in the discussion and formulation of major specific initiatives.

The Forum comprises 25 members.

·       Professor Ed Bullmore (Clinical co-chair)

·       Professor Ole Paulsen (Non-clinical co-chair)

·       Dr Dervila Glynn (Coordinator)

·       Dr Gill Rands (Research Strategy Office)

·       Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (Professor Bill Harris)

·       Psychology (Professor Trevor Robbins)

·       Zoology (Dr Berthold Hedwig)

·       Pharmacology (Dr Ewan St John Smith)

·       Engineering (Professor Daniel Wolpert)

·       Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry (Dr Stephen Eglen)

·       Clinical Neurosciences (Professor Patrick Chinnery)

·       Psychiatry (Professor Peter Jones)

·       MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit (Professor Susan Gathercole)

·       MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Professor Michel Goedert)

·       MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural & Clinical Neurosciences Institute (Professor Angela Roberts)

·       Institute of Public Health (Carol Brayne)

The remaining members of the Forum are elected by the Cambridge Neuroscience membership – i.e., everybody working in the University of Cambridge or one of its affiliated Institutes with an active profile on the Cambridge Neuroscience website. Each of the 5 major themes of Cambridge Neuroscience are represented by 1 member from each theme
(http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/research/themes/). The forum also includes two PhD students and two post-doctoral scientists (one student and one postdoc each from the Clinical School and the remaining Schools based in the city centre).

Currently they comprise:

·       Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (Professor Paul Fletcher)

·       Systems and Computational Neuroscience (Dr Jon Simons)

·       Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience (position available)

·       Developmental Neuroscience (Dr Marco Tripodi)

·       Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (Professor Jenny Morton)

·       Post Doc rep (city centre) (Dr Chiara Giuliano)

·       Post Doc rep (Addenbrooke's) (Dr Annemieke Apergis-Schoute)

·       PhD Doc rep (city centre) (Miss Sally Jennings)

·       PhD Doc rep (Addenbrooke's) (position available – outgoing Mr Deniz Vatansever)

Positions available & Nominations procedure

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience representative (1 position available)

To nominate yourself – or one of your colleagues for the Clinical & Veterinary Neuroscience thematic position (1 position available)

·       Eligible researchers must be at a principal investigator level working at the University of Cambridge/affiliated Institutes (http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/institute.php)

·       You must have an active profile on the Cambridge Neuroscience website

·       You can only nominate yourself under 1 theme

·       Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn with your name, theme and a couple of sentences about your research

·       Closing date for nominations is Friday 22nd July

·       Elections will open on Monday 25th July and will close on Friday 29th July 2016.

·       Only Cambridge Neuroscience PI members (with active profiles) will be eligible to vote for thematic members.

·       You will officially take up your position at the next Forum meeting (August TBA)

PhD representative positions (1 position available)

To nominate yourself, or one of your colleagues, for a PhD representative position

·       Eligible researchers must be at a PhD level (depending on position applied for) working at the University of Cambridge or one of its affiliated Institutes (http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/institute.php). Please note that the PhD rep is for the Biomedical Campus.

·       You must have an active profile on the Cambridge Neuroscience website

·       Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn with your name, affiliation and a couple of sentences about your research

·       Closing date for nominations is Friday 22nd July

·       Elections will open on Monday 25th July and will close on Friday 29th July 2016

·       Only PhD students (with active profiles) will be eligible to vote for PhD students representative positions.

You will officially take up your position at the next Forum meeting (August TBA)

Posted on 01/07/2016

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