Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infant Brain Development University of Oxford, Paediatric Neuroimaging, Department of Paediatrics United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infant Brain Development

Paediatric Neuroimaging, Department of Paediatrics, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group at the University of Oxford. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with Dr Caroline Hartley, a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow. The successful candidate’s research will focus on understanding the impact of apnoea on premature infant brain development. They will use and develop state-of-the-art analysis techniques, including machine learning, for physiological and neurophysiological (EEG) data from newborn infants, to provide a greater understanding of infant brain development.


The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own research, adapting and developing analytical tools, contributing to new ideas for research projects, developing ideas for generating income, preparing scientific reports, writing up results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals, acting as a source of information, advising on scientific techniques, and assisting other members of the group or people working on collaborative projects, including in the collection of data and the recruitment of research participants.


You will hold or be near to completing a relevant PhD/DPhil in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or mathematics (or related field). You will have experience in quantitative analysis of biomedical data, digital signal processing techniques, and statistics. You will have previous experience of computer programming such as MATLAB, experience in presenting research at conferences and in publications, and you will have excellent interpersonal skills with a desire to communicate with other researchers whilst maintaining the highest level of professionalism at all times. You will also have a demonstrable interest in human brain development.


The post is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance. The position will be based at the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Please feel free to contact Dr Caroline Hartley for further information about the post (


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 15 April 2019. Interviews will be held in the second week of May.


Contact Person : Dr Caroline Hartley

Vacancy ID : 139660

Contact Phone :

Closing Date : 15-Apr-2019

Contact Email :

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