Research Associate

UCL Institute of Neurology - Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders

Queen Square

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join a research group that specialises in the use of non-invasive transcranial stimulation and basic neurophysiological methods (EMG, EEG, reflex testing) to investigate cortical, brainstem and spinal mechanisms of movement control, and their disorders, under the supervision of Professor John Rothwell.

The post holder will contribute to a project to improve the effectiveness of therapeutic methods of non-invasive brain stimulation. Duties will include developing and managing the research programme and the day-to-day running of experimental protocols, including lab set-up, recruiting volunteer subjects and patients and preparing them for experimental procedures, collecting data and writing up results for publication.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area of human neurophysiology, and experience of non-invasive methods of brain stimulation, experimenting on human participants and recording EMG/EEG signals, statistical analysis using SPSS or equivalent, and awareness of safety issues related to equipment. Excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and a keen interest in the neural control of action are also required.

The post is available from October 2016, and is funded for three years in the first instance by a grant from the MRC. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 in the range £34,056 - £36,923 per annum including London Allowance.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1585974.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, Personnel Manager, Institute of Neurology (email:

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