ORGANISATION/COMPANYDepartment of Engineering, University of Cambridge
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Biomedical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE20/03/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Cambridge
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
HOURS PER WEEK37
OFFER STARTING DATE01/05/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER956325
A position exists for an Early Career Researcher in the ITN Astrotech (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/956325) to develop electrophysiology devices for the in vitro and in vivo detection of electrical activity of astrocytes. This is in the context of a project aiming to understand the role of astrocytes in brain function and disease. The aims of the work carried out by the Cambridge team are to:
A) To understand how electrode area and impedance affect the recording of activities from astrocytes and neurons
B) To develop soft electrophysiology devices that record selectively from astrocytes.
C) To validate these devices in a rodent model.
The candidate will participate to events organised by the network and carry out secondments to partner sites.
The Early Stage Researcher can be of any nationality. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Applicants must be in their first 4 years of their research career and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. The 4 years are counted from the date a degree was obtained which formally entitles to embark on a doctorate.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
Applicants must have a BSc or equivalent in Engineering or related discipline
Applicants must have knowledge and experience in bioelectronics, neural recording devices and biosensors
Applicants must have demonstrated ability to function within a large team, coordinate with colleagues and students and communicate across disciplines.
Applicants must have experience with:
- neural recordings,
- in vivo work,
- neural signal analysis,
- biosensor device design and evaluation
- noise analysis of transducers
Applicants must have experience planning and managing day-to-day research activities.
EURAXESS offer ID: 606435
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