Postdoctoral Bioengineer – Bioelectronic Systems

Postdoctoral Bioengineer – Bioelectronic Systems

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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