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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are now looking for a Research Fellow to join a team of engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians to develop a concurrent brain and spine imaging system. The appointee will work on the ‘Concurrent non-invasive millisecond imaging of brain and spinal cord in health and disease’ project. The role will involve the development of new models of field propagation for spinal cord current flow, the optimization of a sensor array for spinal cord imaging, and proof of concept studies on both healthy and patient cohorts. This post would be an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to develop unique experience in this cutting-edge technology and its application to cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The research will take place within the WCHN in close collaboration with colleagues at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Requirements: The successful candidate will have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Physics or related discipline, and experience of state of the art signal processing methods. Applicants must have programming skills in MATLAB or similar language, and experience of developing experimental paradigms and programming stimulus presentation software. A high level of consideration and care for patients and research subjects is essential. Strong problem solving abilities, excellent people skills and ability to work closely with patients, clinicians and academics are also required. Experience of working with Optically Pumped Magnetometers, standard neuroimaging packages such as SPM or fieldtrip and recording and analysing data using M/EEG is desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1880324 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 - £40,928 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) has pioneered the technical development of an 80-100 channel OP-MEG wearable brain scanning system, with a dedicated large magnetically shielded room and related scanning suite (https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/team/meg-team/). We now have funding to extend this system with an additional 60 tri-axial OPM sensors (180 channels) to image electrical activity in the spinal cord. To date, concurrent brain and spine imaging has been minimal and constrained to supine stationary subjects. This technology will be transformative in permitting the recording of brain responses while people are moving, enabling the use of completely novel and naturalistic experimental paradigms, and a much broader range of participants. We are now looking for a Research Fellow to join a team of engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians to develop a concurrent brain and spine imaging system. The appointee will work on the Concurrent non-invasive millisecond imaging of brain and spinal cord in health and disease project. The role will involve the development of new models of field propagation for spinal cord current flow, the optimization of a sensor array for spinal cord imaging, and proof of concept studies on both healthy and patient cohorts. This post would be an ideal opportunity for someone wishing to develop unique experience in this cutting-edge technology and its application to cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The research will take place within the WCHN in close collaboration with colleagues at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. The post is available from 7 January 2022 and is funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust until 6 January 2025 in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Physics or related discipline, and experience of state of the art signal processing methods. Applicants must have programming skills in MATLAB or similar language, and experience of developing experimental paradigms and programming stimulus presentation software. A high level of consideration and care for patients and research subjects is essential. Strong problem solving abilities, excellent people skills and ability to work closely with patients, clinicians and academics are also required. Experience of working with Optically Pumped Magnetometers, standard neuroimaging packages such as SPM or fieldtrip and recording and analysing data using M/EEG is desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £32,217 - £33,958 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 13 Dec 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and Person specification Apply Now
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