Research Assistant in Translational Systems Neuroscience - UK Dementia Research Institute Imperial College London, Department of Medicine United Kingdom

Research Assistant in Translational Systems Neuroscience - UK Dementia Research Institute


Job summary


The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial has been established to address a medical research area of highest importance and future impact, as one of six new national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities that together, are intended to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias. MRC and charity partners Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have invested £290m in fulfilment...

 

Job listing information


Reference MED00996


Date posted 11 January 2019


Closing date 13 February 2019


Key information about the role


Location
Hammersmith Campus
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Position type
Full time, fixed term


Salary
£33,380 – £35,061 plus benefits


Department Department of Medicine

Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

 

Job description


Job summary


The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial has been established to address a medical research area of highest importance and future impact, as one of six new national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities that together, are intended to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias. MRC and charity partners Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have invested £290m in fulfilment of the ambition identified in the Prime Minister's 2020 Challenge on Dementia.

 

The UK DRI Centre at Imperial is seeking an outstanding researcher interested in taking on a challenging role with considerable scope for scientific achievement and personal growth. The post-holder will be a member of the research staff in the foundation programme of Dr Nir Grossman.

 

Duties and responsibilities


The foundation programme of Dr Grossman is focused on the development of non-invasive brain stimulation tools and strategies to impact the disease pathology via direct modulation of the underlying network activity. A growing body of evidence suggests that aberrant network activity plays a critical role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, not just by disrupting the spatiotemporal framework that underpins cognitive or motoric functionality, but also by dysregulating activity of processes in both glia and neurons. The overarching goal of this post is to develop a non-invasive brain stimulation intervention for neurodegenerative diseases by exploiting tools and principles that have been developed in the Centre.

 

A growing body of evidence suggests that aberrant network activity plays a critical role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, not just by disrupting the spatiotemporal framework that underpins cognitive or motoric functionality, but also by dysregulating activity of processes in both glia and neurons.

 

The aim of the post is to help with data analysis of ongoing non-invasive electrical brain stimulation experiments in humans.

 

Essential requirements

 

 

    • First Degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering or other discipline, or equivalent experience

 

    • MSc in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering or other discipline, or equivalent experience.

 

    • Excellent programming experience with MATLAB

 

    • Practical experience within computation approach based on unsupervised and supervised statistical learning

 

  • Good working knowledge of EEG signal processing methods for clinical studies

 

Further information
The contract is fixed term for one year in the first instance.

 

For informal inquiries or questions about the role, please contact Dr Nir Grossman at n.grossman@imperial.ac.uk

 

Documents
HM2019005 JD - UK DRI Research Assistant FINAL.docx


About Imperial College London


Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

 

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

 

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

 

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

 

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


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