Vacancies and Studentships

The MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit provides an exceptional training and mentoring environment for students, postdoctoral researchers, academic clinicians and visiting scientists at all career levels and from all over the world. The MRC BNDU is an outward-looking and international community.

  • Closing Date: 
    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Applications are invited to join a multidisciplinary research team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU). We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute, analyse and report on state-of-the-art electrophysiological, electrochemical, behavioural and anatomical experiments in rodents, as part of a research programme that is designed to elucidate the function/dysfunction of the basal ganglia and their partner neuronal circuits. This post offers exciting opportunities for inventive neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative work.

    In addition to having a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise with in vivo electrophysiology and/or voltammetry, and to provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the delivery of a focused programme of research. Experience of working with mice and of implementing rodent behavioural experiments is also desirable.

    The post holder will be part of the Magill Group based at the MRC BNDU. The Group has a strong track record in studying the functional organisation of the basal ganglia and partner neuronal networks in rodents, including in rodent models of Parkinson’s disease.  The Group uses an interdisciplinary approach to elucidate the substrates underlying activity dynamics in these brain circuits, employing innovative techniques to monitor and manipulate neurons and to determine their influence on behaviour.  The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place at the MRC BNDU.  There will be ample opportunity to work in partnership with other MRC BNDU Groups.

    This is a full-time fixed-term post of 18 months, with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £34,520 per annum (commensurate with experience). Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Magill.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 135982

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Monday 20th August 2018.

     

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  • Closing Date: 
    Monday, August 20, 2018

    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Bioengineer to design, build and test novel instruments for actuating neural circuits in the human brain. This work will require modelling of interfaces and electromagnetic fields, designing stimulation circuits to provide safe and effective neural excitation, and fabrication and testing of the system in human subjects (and possibly rodents) to validate results. This post offers exciting opportunities for creative engineers who enjoy collaborative work.

    In addition to having a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in engineering, candidates should have a track record of device development. Candidates should also provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the development and refinement of devices and circuits.

    The post holder will be part of the Denison Group in the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. This new Group, focused on Physiologic Control Systems, will explore the design principles of bi-directional neural interfaces and their application to treat neurological disorders. The Group capitalises on the Unit’s multidisciplinary environment which merges innovative approaches in electrophysiology, anatomy, electronics and control-systems to solve biomedical problems. The post holder will be based at the MRC BNDU in Mansfield Road, but will also interact with colleagues in the Department of Engineering and in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

    This is a full-time, fixed-term post to 31st March 2020 in the first instance, to start as soon as possible. This is a University Grade 7 position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,833 per annum (with a discretionary range to £42,418), commensurate with experience.

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Peter Brown.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using vacancy ID 136030

    The closing date for applications is 12 midday UK time on Monday 20th August 2018.

     

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  • Closing Date: 
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Applications are invited to join a multidisciplinary research team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU). We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute and analyse imaging, electrophysiological and behavioural experiments in humans and rodents as part of a scientific programme designed to investigate neuronal dynamics of memory circuits.

    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience and demonstrate clear expertise and a promising track record in the field of human functional imaging with substantial experience in vivo rodent network physiology and memory processes. Candidates should also have advanced technical expertise in programming (C, Python, R or Matlab) and multivariate data analysis.

    The post holder will work in the Group led by Dr David Dupret, and will be based at the MRC BNDU. The Group uses a multidisciplinary approach to elucidate how temporal coordination of cortical and subcortical activity relates to the encoding, consolidation and recall of memories as well as the expression of memory-guided behaviour. The Group combines electrophysiological techniques with optogenetic techniques and closed-loop systems to infer causality, where possible.

    This is a full-time fixed-term post with an end date of 31st March 2020 in the first instance (possible extension from 1st April 2020 subject to renewal of funding from the Medical Research Council), with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible from 1st October 2018. Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Dupret

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 136543

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Wednesday 29th August 2018. Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 3rd September 2018.

     

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  • Closing Date: 
    Friday, August 31, 2018

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to make a substantial contribution to a multidisciplinary research project led by Professor Peter Brown. The project is funded by the Rosetrees Trust and Medical Research Council, and aims to: [1] develop and test the efficacy of novel Brain-Machine Interface systems based on subcortical local field potentials (LFPs) recorded from human subjects for the purpose of therapeutic stimulation, robotic control and neurofeedback training; and [2] understand how activity in human neural circuits controls healthy movement and leads to disorders of movement, like Parkinson’s disease.

    The project will involve collecting electrophysiological data (EEG, LFPs and EMG) and measures of behavioural performance from healthy human subjects and patients. The post holder will be primarily based in Professor Brown’s Group at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Oxford, working closely with other researchers there and in the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit. The environment is multidisciplinary and includes engineers, psychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and computational neuroscientists, as well as patients undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation.

    Candidates should be hold a degree-level qualification in neuroscience or equivalent, and have experience of recording electrophysiological data in humans as well as experience of analysing such data. Medically-qualified applicants who are considering a Ph.D. are also welcome.

    This is a full-time fixed-term post until 31st October 2019 in the first instance. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,833 per annum (commensurate with experience).

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Brown.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 136031

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Friday 31st August 2018.  Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

     

    "Committed to equality and valuing diversity"

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    HR ExcellenceAS Bronze Award
  • Closing Date: 
    Monday, September 3, 2018

    This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral Research Scientist to make a substantial contribution to a multidisciplinary research project led by Professor Peter Brown. The project aims to: [1] develop and test the efficacy of novel Brain-Machine Interface systems based on subcortical local field potentials (LFPs) recorded from human subjects for the purpose of therapeutic stimulation, robotic control and neurofeedback training; and [2] understand how activity in human neural circuits controls healthy movement and leads to disorders of movement, like Parkinson’s disease.

    The project will involve collecting electrophysiological data (EEG, LFPs and EMG) and measures of behavioural performance from healthy human subjects and patients. The post holder will be primarily based in Professor Brown’s Group at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Oxford, working closely with other researchers there and in the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit. The environment is multidisciplinary and includes engineers, psychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and computational neuroscientists, as well as patients undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation.

    Candidates should be hold a degree-level qualification in neuroscience or equivalent, and have experience of recording electrophysiological data in humans. Medically-qualified applicants who are considering a Ph.D. are also welcome.

    This is a full-time fixed-term post until 31st August 2020 in the first instance. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,833 per annum (commensurate with experience).

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Brown.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 136032

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Monday 3rd September 2018.  Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

     

    "Committed to equality and valuing diversity"

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    HR ExcellenceAS Bronze Award
  • Closing Date: 
    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Applications are invited to join a multidisciplinary research team at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU). We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute, analyse and report on state-of-the-art electrophysiological recordings during optogenetic manipulations of behaviour, as part of a research project aiming to elucidate the role of the motor thalamus and frontal cortex in the learning and execution of self-paced behaviour. This post offers exciting opportunities for innovative neuroscientists who enjoy collaborative, multidisciplinary work.

    In addition to having a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise with in vivo electrophysiology and/or optogenetics in behaving animals, and to provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the delivery of a focused programme of research. Experience of working with mice and of implementing rodent behavioural experiments is also desirable.

    The post holder will work in the Group led by Dr Andrew Sharott, and will be based at the MRC BNDU. The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place at the MRC BNDU. There will be ample opportunity to work in partnership with other MRC BNDU Groups.

    This is a full-time fixed-term post of up to 12 months, externally funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, to start as soon as possible. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,333 per annum (commensurate with experience). Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Sharott.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 136454

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Friday 14th September 2018.

     

    "Committed to equality and valuing diversity"

    Related Group: 

    HR Awards

    HR ExcellenceAS Bronze Award