Research Assistant/Associate (Identifying Optimal Neurostimulation for Epilepsy using Computational Approaches) - D100713R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Computing

Salary
£27,285 to £28,936 (PhD nearing submission/completion)
£29,799 to £38,833 (PhD Awarded)

You will join the team in the laboratory of Dr. Yujiang Wang (http://www.ywang.co.uk) at Newcastle University (UK) on the project: Identifying Optimal Neurostimulation for Epilepsy using Computational Approaches (IONECA).

The goal of the project is to understand how current neuromodulation techniques impact brain networks in patients with epilepsy, and how we can use this understanding to improve neuromodulation as a potential treatment for epilepsy. This project involves close collaboration with clinical and experimental laboratories. You will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of existing neuromodulation research datasets, as well as for developing computational simulations and models to enable mechanistic understanding of neuromodulation in epilepsy. Crucially, the combination of data analysis and modelling will enable us to make predictions about optimal neuromodulation strategies, which can then be tested by our clinical and experimental collaborators.

You are expected to have experience in analysis of neurophysiology data. Programming experience is required. You should be innovative, enthusiastic, able to work independently, and as part of a team. You will hold a PhD awarded or nearing completion in a relevant subject area and have strong communication and organisational skills.

Competence in clinical EEG interpretation, signal processing, machine learning and computational modelling, especially in the context of epilepsy, is desirable.

The post is available fixed term for 2 years and is full time.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to yujiang.wang@ncl.ac.uk.

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Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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