IT Officer

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

We are seeking a self-motivated IT Officer to provide ICT support for research programmes in the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit

The BNDU is uniquely multidisciplinary and operates over two sites at the University of Oxford (Department of Pharmacology and Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences). The Unit aims to understand the interactions between nerve cells that are critical for brain functions and to exploit these to develop novel therapies for Parkinson’s Disease and memory disorders.

You will play a crucial role managing and maintaining the Unit’s IT systems, networks and equipment and providing advice and local support for Unit members. You will help to develop and implement IT strategies and policies and as required will liaise with other IT staff across the University. If you desired, there would also be opportunity to actively contribute to the Unit research programmes, e.g. through signal analysis of electrophysiological/imaging data, or constructing micro-devices used in brain recordings.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should have high-level understanding, experience and technical competence across a broad range of computing areas including user support, hardware, server operating systems, Windows and Linux networking and data management. You should demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving, the ability to work independently and to communicate effectively. Experience of an academic environment would be an advantage.

This post is available now and is full-time, although part-time hours (min. 22.5) would be considered. It will be based in the Unit’s main site in Pharmacology and is fixed-term to end date 31 March 2020 in the first instance, externally funded by the Medical Research Council.

Enquiries can be addressed to Ben Micklem (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 30 April 2018.  

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