17/02/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early Stage Researcher in ITN Astrotech

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/03/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Cambridge
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ASTROTECH
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956325

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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.

More Information

Eligibility criteria

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.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Specific Requirements

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Cambridge

EURAXESS offer ID: 606435

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