Electronics Engineer

University of Oxford - MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Department of Pharmacology

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.

We are seeking an experienced Electronics Engineer to provide electronics and computer engineering support for research programmes in basic and clinical neuroscience at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit (BNDU http://www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk). Together with unit scientists, you will develop devices to monitor and manipulate neuronal tissue to advance understanding of the brain and produce novel therapeutic strategies for brain disorders.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should have extensive knowledge, experience and technical competence across a broad range of electronics areas including the design and development of devices and user support, and be familiar with both higher and lower level programming languages. Experience with medical devices, CAD and 3D printing would be an advantage.

You will contribute to and oversee device development across levels of implantation, from analogue circuit design, printed circuit board design, embedded system programming (microcontrollers/DSPs) and host PC interface software. Examples of devices are bespoke high performance systems for measuring biopotentials and neural stimulation. Devices are developed for both use in small rodents and for testing in patients, and safety of developed systems is a priority.

You will need to work on your own initiative and must be capable of liaising with staff and students at all levels. You will be based at the BNDU in Mansfield Road, but may occasionally be required to provide support to those Unit staff working in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

This is a full-time, fixed term post with end date of 31 March 2020 in the first instance, with an initial probationary period, to start as soon as possible from 1 April 2018.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Andrew Sharott (andrew.sharott@pharm.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 4 April 2018.


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