Senior Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

University of Oxford - MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit

Department of Pharmacology
Mansfield Road

We are seeking a senior postdoctoral neuroscientist to develop, execute and analyse electrophysiological experiments in patients undergoing functional neurosurgery, as part of a multidisciplinary scientific programme designed to develop closed-loop deep brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological disorders. The postholder will be part of the Sharott Group based at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford Department of Pharmacology ( Your duties will include recording electrophysiological and behavioural data from human subjects and to analyse these and archive data from both movement disorder patients and experimental animals. You will ensure that scientific data is of the highest quality and to manage your own academic research and administrative activities.

You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification (or MD) in a relevant area of biomedical research, relevant experience of movement disorder patients and an established track record in basal ganglia neurophysiology research. Candidates must have advanced technical expertise in programming (C, Python, R or Matlab).

This is a full-time, fixed-term position with an end date of 31 March 2020 in the first instance (possible extension from 1 April 2020 subject to renewal of funding from the Medical Research Council), with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible from 1 May 2018.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Andrew Sharott (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

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