Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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.


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