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All vacancies within Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

There are currently 5 vacancies within Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences:

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Researcher in Advanced Image Analysis for Brain Imaging April 30, 2024, noon Standard Grade 8: £45,558 - £54,395 per annum. A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 5: £28,759 – £33,966 per annum, with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sleep Medicine May 1, 2024, noon Grade 7: £34,303 - £42,155 per annum A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£32,332 – £38,205 per annum), with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties
Admin Assistant May 7, 2024, noon Standard Grade 4: £25,138 – £28,759 per annum
Biotechnologist – Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration May 7, 2024, noon Grade 8: £45,585 – £59,421 per annum A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 7 with a commensurate adjustment in essential criteria, responsibilities and duties.
Postdoctoral Researcher May 29, 2024, noon Standard Grade 7: £36,024 – £44,263 per annum

Postdoctoral Researcher in Advanced Image Analysis for Brain Imaging

Closes: April 30, 2024, noon; salary: Standard Grade 8: £45,558 - £54,395 per annum. A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 5: £28,759 – £33,966 per annum, with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties.

<div> <p></p><div>We are looking for a&#160;<strong>Postdoctoral Researcher in Advanced Image Analysis for Brain Imaging</strong>&#160;to join the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN).&#160;This role will be to develop and apply image processing algorithms and software, to process two-timepoint (longitudinal) data from UK Biobank brain imaging. This will involve development of image alignment methods, population template image generation, and brain pathology modelling. All of this will be specific to longitudinal imaging, i.e., where we have more than one timepoint imaging from each participant.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>You will be joining the&#160;FMRIB Analysis Group in Oxford, which is a leading research group in brain image analysis, and produces FSL (FMRIB Software Library), the world&#8217;s most widely used research software that spans all the major structural and functional brain imaging modalities. FMRIB members Smith and Miller are the scientific leads of the brain imaging component of UK Biobank.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to contribute to the next generation of FSL tools, which is the most widely used software toolbox that combines structural, functional, and diffusion MRI analysis. FSL is used in more than 1000 universities and hospitals worldwide (160,000 downloads in the past 5 years).</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>We are looking for a postdoc with experience in image analysis novel methods development and software. Applicants will be expected to hold a PhD/DPhil in relevant quantitative area, as well as knowledge of statistics and/or Bayesian learning, and necessary mathematical and computational skills to put these into practice. Skills in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, or C++), a track record in research, and in depth knowledge of image processing and statistics are essential.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Please see the below 'Job Description' for further details on the role, responsibilities, and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>This post is full time and fixed term for 3 years in the first instance.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Only applications received before midday 12:00 on Tuesday 30th April 2024 will be considered.&#160;</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sleep Medicine

Closes: May 1, 2024, noon; salary: Grade 7: £34,303 - £42,155 per annum A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 6 (£32,332 – £38,205 per annum), with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties

<div> <p></p><div>We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral research associate to join the Experimental and Clinical Sleep Medicine group within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. We conduct human experimental and clinical studies on sleep and disorders of sleep with the aim of understanding their pathophysiology and treatment. The post holder will work on a new programme grant funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) aimed at developing and testing a novel behavioural intervention for shift-work sleep disorder in NHS workers. The post-holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising experts in sleep and circadian science, occupational medicine, health psychology, primary care, health economics, and clinical trial methodology. Principal duties include reviewing existing literature, developing novel intervention materials, training team members on intervention delivery, and co-ordinating a feasibility study to assess intervention acceptability.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Some of your duties will include developing the content for a novel intervention for shift-work sleep disorder&#160; and reviewing published literature and work closely with our patient and public involvement advisory group to develop and refine intervention materials.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>It is essential that&#160;you hold a PhD in neuroscience, psychology or related discipline, or have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up this appointment and have expertise in the assessment of sleep disorders or circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>It is desirable that you&#160;&#160;have previous experience of obtaining and maintaining regulatory and ethics approvals and have expertise in shift-work and/or shift-work sleep disorder.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Please see the below 'Job Description' for further details on the responsibilities and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>The post is full time for a fixed term until 31st December 2025 in the first instance, but with the possibility of extension until 31st March 2028 following funder review.&#160;</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1st May will be considered.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.</strong></div> </div>

Admin Assistant

Closes: May 7, 2024, noon; salary: Standard Grade 4: £25,138 – £28,759 per annum

<div> <p></p><div>We are looking for an&#160;<strong>Admin Assistant</strong>&#160;to be a part of the Oxford Parkinson&#8217;s Disease Centre Clinical Team.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The role will involve working with a number of key stakeholders at different levels to ensure the smooth running of the OPDC cohort. Following training and ongoing support, the post holder will need to manage their own workload effectively and autonomously. Working closely with the Clinical Project Manager and Clinical Lead. The role will be largely based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford however will remotely cover other sites involved in OPDC including Cambridge and Sheffield. This post will involve working alongside the current OPDC research administrator to provide sufficient administrative and patient-facing support for the clinical cohort of the Oxford Parkinson&#8217;s Disease Centre.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Key cohort aims are to improve understanding of the biology of early Parkinson&#8217;s and identify predictors of Parkinson&#8217;s onset and subsequent progression. The Discovery cohort is seen as a beacon of excellence within Oxford Neuroscience, and is strongly committed to improving public engagement with research and promoting outreach activities. It exemplifies multi-disciplinary translational neuroscience in Oxford at its best, representing a close and interactive collaboration between research laboratories in the basic sciences with clinicians from the Nuffield Division of Clinical Neurology.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>The post is funded for 12 months, with potential to extend beyond this following successful review and the applicant&#8217;s choice.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Essential selection criteria:</strong></div><br> <ul><br> <li><div>Experience of managing administrative processes and reception or customer facing work.</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>The ability to work independently once fully trained, with a willingness to resolve situations, as well as knowing when to refer issues to others.</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>The ability to organise own workload and to work to deadlines, evidenced by formal qualifications at (for example BTEC ND, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent) and/or significant work experience at a similar level.</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>Ability to help organise events and make administrative arrangements.</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>Ability to use standard computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel).</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>Previous experience of working as part of a team in an office environment, with a flexible and enthusiastic approach to working and using own initiative.</div><br> </li><br> </ul><br> <div><strong>Desirable selection criteria:</strong></div><br> <ul><br> <li><div>Experience of working within an HE institution or within a service industry environment.</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>Knowledge of current national systems and strictures for research in the NHS.</div><br> </li><br> <li><div>Administration experience in a clinical research environment.</div><br> </li><br> </ul><br> <div>Please see the below 'Job Description' for further details on the project, responsibilities, and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>This post is full-time and fixed&#160;until 31st March 2025.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Tuesday 7th May 2024 will be considered.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Interviews are expected to be held as soon as possible thereafter.</strong></div> </div>

Biotechnologist – Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration

Closes: May 7, 2024, noon; salary: Grade 8: £45,585 – £59,421 per annum A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 7 with a commensurate adjustment in essential criteria, responsibilities and duties.

<div> <p></p><div>We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated biotechnologist or bioengineer or biochemist with relevant experience to work in a programme of research that aims to validate and refine biomarkers based on measurements in neuronally-derived extracellular vesicles for Parkinson&#8217;s disease prediction and stratification. This is an exciting opportunity funded by the MRC that builds on previous research by the group in this area to develop the biomarker further for clinical application. The successful candidate will validate and extend the biomarker indication in samples obtained from deeply phenotyped longitudinal cohorts and interact with industry partners and chemists to optimise microfluidic devices for optimal biomarker isolation and quantification.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Some of your duties will include managing your own academic research and take initiatives to improve existing assays, and using established lab protocols to isolate neuronally-derived extracellular vesicles from biofluids using immunocapture and analyse scientific data.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>It is essential that you hold a PhD with significant relevant laboratory experience, have publications in Biomarker studies or relevant biotechnology methodologies and use of ELISA or similar assays.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>It is desirable that you have previous experience in the study of Neurodegeneration and experience with the use or design of microfluidic chips.</div><br> <div>Please see the below 'Job Description' for further details on the responsibilities and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>The post is full time for a fixed term for 2 years in the first instance.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Only application received before 12.00 midday on Tuesday 7th May will be considered.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Interviews will held as soon as possible thereafter.&#160;</strong></div> </div>

Postdoctoral Researcher

Closes: May 29, 2024, noon; salary: Standard Grade 7: £36,024 – £44,263 per annum

<div> <p></p><div>We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and creative <strong>Postdoctoral Researcher</strong>&#160;to join the lab of Professor Aarti Jagannath to work on a collaborative and interdisciplinary project with Prof. Andre Furger and our industrial partner Oxford Biodynamics.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Successful applicants will join an exciting research project that aims to understand how cool temperatures, such as experienced during torpor, affect the cellular circadian clock.&#160; The circadian clock is a fundamental cellular timekeeper that impacts on most aspects of the physiology of cells and organisms. This BBSRC-funded project builds on recent findings from our labs that identified a novel link between extreme cooling and the circadian clock. We aim to exploit these insights to unravel the molecular mechanisms that underpin the rhythmic expression of circadian core clock genes.</div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div>Essential selection criteria:</div><br> <ul><br> <li>Knowledge and experience of circadian biology.</li><br> <li>Previous work with mouse models.</li><br> <li>Holds a DPhil or equivalent.</li><br> <li>Capacity to plan and execute research programs.</li><br> <li>Ability to present and write research articles.</li><br> <li>Work within a team to deliver in a timely fashion.</li><br> </ul><br> <div>Desirable selection criteria:</div><br> <ul><br> <li>Experience with omics data analysis.</li><br> <li>Experience with microscopy/live cell imaging.</li><br> </ul><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Please see the below 'Job Description' for further details on the project, responsibilities, and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>This post is full-time and fixed&#160;for 3 years .</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 29th of May 2024 will be considered.</strong></div><br> <div>&#160;</div><br> <div><strong>Interviews are expected to be held as soon as possible thereafter.</strong></div> </div>