Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work in the Experimental Neurology Group headed by Professor Peter Brown. The group explores the network dynamics underlying impairments is movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, with a special emphasis on the development of novel treatment approaches.

The project will involve collecting behavioural and electrophysiological data (EEG, LFPs and EMG) and measures of behavioural performance from healthy human subjects and patients. You will be primarily based in the Experimental Neurology Group in 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.

Your duties will include recording and analysis of EEG/LFP and electrophysiological signals in patients; applying routine and sophisticated spectral and time domain analyse of recorded signals recorded from humans; working together with other members of the group on the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles; occasional presentation of your work; and developing ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.

Candidates must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil or equivalent in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related or quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, engineering, physics). Experience in recording and analysis of EEG/LFP, other electrophysiological signals and behavioural parameters is essential.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term until 28 February 2020 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 22 November 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137518