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This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist to join both the Barron Group based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) and the O’Reilly Group based at the WIN and Department of Experimental Psychology. These two groups have a strong track record in studying the neural computations of learning and memory, in both hippocampal and neocortical circuits in rodents and humans.

This post offers exciting opportunities for a creative neuroscientists who enjoys collaborative multidisciplinary work. The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place at both the WIN and MRC BNDU.

In addition to having a PhD (or M.D.) or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, the successful candidate should have a promising track record of original research in their particular field of neuroscience. Experience of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of cognitive tasks in humans, custom written code and analysis of human neuroimaging data are also essential. In addition, candidates will need to provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the development and execution of a cohesive programme of research. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results are also required.

This is a full-time fixed-term post of 24 months, and is available from 1st October 2022. It is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £33,309 and £40,927 per annum.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Helen Barron.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 159632

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Friday 30th September 2022.

 

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The MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist who will investigate neuronal mechanisms of memory using state-of-the art tools available in rodents, including electrophysiological, calcium imaging, optogenetics and/or behavioural methods. The project is part of a broader research programme designed to use cross-species research to uncover mechanisms for memory in both health and disease. Together with other members of the research team, the post holder will design parallel tasks for rodents and humans and apply comparable analytical approaches to data across species. Cell and circuit mechanisms identified in rodents will therefore be used to inform our understanding of human cognition and behaviour.

In addition to having a PhD (or M.D.) or equivalent qualification in a relevant research discipline, candidates should have a promising track record of original research in their field of research. Candidates are also expected to have technical expertise in one or more of the following: (1) electrophysiology; (2) optical monitoring/manipulation of cell activity; (3) techniques for quantifying animal behaviour; (4) data analysis, including machine learning and computational methods. In addition, candidates should provide evidence of creative and critical thinking as applied to the development and execution of a cohesive programme of research. A background of research on memory is desirable.

The post holder will be part of the Barron Group based at the MRC BNDU and WIN. The Group has a strong track record in conducting cross-species research to investigate how cells and circuits in the brain work together to perform computations that support memory. The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place at the MRC BNDU and WIN.

This is a full-time fixed-term post of 24 months, and is available from 1st November 2022. It is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £33,309 and £40,927 per annum.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Helen Barron.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 159770

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Friday 30th September 2022.

 

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The MRC BNDU is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to make a substantial contribution to an MRC-funded multidisciplinary research programme led by Professor Huiling Tan. The research project aims to: (1) investigate the role of oscillatory electrophysiological brain activities in motor control, affective processing and decision making; (2) understand how abnormal interactions between brain cells cause symptoms in neurological and psychiatric disorders; (3) use invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation to probe the causal relationship between neural network dynamics and behaviour; and (4) leverage these insights to pioneer closed-loop approaches to therapeutic brain stimulation for better treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The post holder’s duties will include managing academic research and administrative activities, developing and adapting new research methodologies, and collaborating in the preparation of research publications. The post holder will also provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, graduate students, and/or project volunteers.

The post holder will be part of the Tan Group based at the hospital site of the MRC BNDU, and will have ample opportunity to collaborate with Unit research programmes in fundamental neuroscience, computational neuroscience and biomedical engineering. The proposed research will take full advantage of the intellectual environment, capital equipment, technical expertise and excellent infrastructure in place at the MRC BNDU.

The successful candidate will hold or be close to completing a relevant Ph.D. or equivalent in a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, engineering, physics) or neuroscience. They will have experience with designing, programming and setting-up experiments with human participants that involve simultaneous electrophysiological recordings (such as EEG, LFP, MEG) and/or brain stimulation manipulation (DBS or non-invasive stimulation such as tACS, tDCS, TMS). They will also have strong programming skills and experience in signal processing for EEG, LFP or MEG. Experience in computational modelling and machine learning algorithms and real-time signal acquisition and processing is desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term post of 24 months in the first instance (with latest end date 31st March 2025). This post is a University Grade 7 (07S) position with a starting salary of between £34,308 and £42,155 per annum.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Tan.

Applications must be made via the University of Oxford’s online recruitment system, using Vacancy ID 160645.

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 midday UK time on Monday 21st November 2022.

 

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