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: 
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    We are seeking a Senior Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute and analyse electrophysiological studies in patients undergoing functional neurosurgery, as part of a multidisciplinary scientific programme designed to develop closed-loop deep brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological disorders.

    Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification (or M.D.) in a relevant area of biomedical research, relevant experience of working with movement disorder patients, and an established track record in basal ganglia neurophysiology research. Candidates must have advanced technical expertise in programming (C, Python, R or Matlab).

    The post holder will be part of the Sharott Group based on the main site of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the Department of Pharmacology. Post holder duties include recording of electrophysiological and behavioural data from human subjects, as well as analysis and archiving of data from both movement disorder patients and experimental animals. The post holder will ensure that scientific data are of the highest quality, and will manage their own academic research and administrative activities.

    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), to start as soon as possible from 1st May 2018. This post is a University Grade 8 (08S) position with a starting salary of between £39,992 and £47,772 per annum. 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 Andrew Sharott.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 133160

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

     

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  • Closing Date: 
    Monday, March 26, 2018

    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to develop, execute and analyse electrophysiological and behavioural experiments in rodents as part of a scientific programme designed to investigate neuronal dynamics of multi-brain circuit assemblies during the expression of memory-guided appetitive behaviour.

    Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience and demonstrate clear expertise and a promising track record in the field of in vivo network physiology, neuronal assemblies and memory processes. Candidates should have advanced technical expertise in programming (C, Python, R or Matlab) and multivariate data analysis.

    The post holder will be part of the Dupret Group based on the main site of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the Department of Pharmacology. 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 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), to start as soon as possible from April 2018. This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,883 per annum. 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 David Dupret.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 133147

    The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Monday 26th March 2018.

    Interviews will be held week commencing 9th April 2018.

     

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  • Closing Date: 
    Monday, March 26, 2018

    We are seeking an experienced Electronics Engineer to provide electronics and computer-engineering support for research programmes in experimental and clinical neuroscience at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (BNDU).

    Working together with BNDU scientists, the post holder will develop devices to monitor and manipulate neuronal tissue to advance understanding of the brain and to produce novel therapeutic strategies for brain disorders. The post holder will contribute to and oversee device development across levels of implementation, from analogue circuit design, printed circuit board design, and embedded system programming (microcontrollers/DSPs) to host PC interface software. Examples of devices are bespoke high-performance systems for measuring biopotentials and for neural stimulation. Devices are developed for use in small rodents and for testing in patients, and the safety of developed systems is a priority.

    Candidates must be educated to degree level or equivalent, and should have extensive knowledge, experience and technical competence across a broad range of electronics areas, including the design and development of devices and user support, and be familiar with both higher- and lower-level programming languages. Experience with medical devices, CAD and 3D printing would be an advantage.

    The post holder will need to work on their initiative, and must be capable of liaising with staff and students at all levels. The post holder will be based on the main site of the BNDU at the Department of Pharmacology, but may occasionally be required to provide support to those BNDU staff working in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

    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, and is available from 1st April 2018. This is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £31,604 and £38,833 per annum, with a discretionary range to £42,418 per annum.

    Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Andrew Sharott.

    Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using vacancy ID 133642

    The closing date for applications is 12 midday UK time on Monday 26th March 2018.

     

    "Committed to equality and valuing diversity"

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    HR ExcellenceAS Bronze Award