Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Multiscale Modelling of Deep brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral position with the Neuromuscular Systems Research Lab at University College Dublin. The project represents an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic candidates to work on a new multidisciplinary research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC). This project aims to develop a multiscale model of the neuromuscular system to design and test closed-loop control strategies for deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease. A highly motivated post-doctoral research fellow is sought to develop methods to integrate various system components across multiple temporal and spatial scales. The project would suit candidates with expertise in multiscale modelling, computational neuroscience and/or physiology of the corticospinal and basal ganglia systems.

The Neuromuscular Systems Lab is a multidisciplinary research group in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin. Our research involves applying engineering principles, in particular mathematical modelling, signal analysis and experimentation, to understand how the nervous system controls muscle in healthy and diseased states. Through this research we aim to improve our understanding of the neuromuscular system to address fundamental questions in the control of human movement and to develop improved therapeutic and rehabilitation strategies.

Who Should Apply
Applicants should hold a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related discipline. Prior experience in neural modelling, multiscale modelling and corticospinal/basal ganglia physiology is preferred. Excellent communication, analytical and programming skills are required. Suitable candidates should be able to work independently and as a part of team.

How to Apply
Full details of the position and the application process are available through the UCD Human Resources website ( job ref 009370 ‘UCD Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level I or Level II, DBS Model, UCD School of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering (Temporary)’.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Madeleine Lowery:
Tel: 01 716 1911