Research Assistant, Neuromuscular Systems Lab

Background

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an effective, safe and reversible method for treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. It involves implanting electrodes in the brain to stimulate neurons responsible for symptoms including tremor, slowed movement and stiffness. Despite its success, the methods by which DBS works are not yet known and many questions remain to be answered in order to realize its full potential. Research within our group aims to improve our understanding of DBS and to identify new approaches for stimulation using computer models of networks of neurons within the brain and the neuromuscular system.
We require a Research Assistant with strong analytical and programming skills to assist researchers within the group to integrate software and data sets, and design and test experimental equipment.
The start date for this position will be December 2017.

Who Should Apply

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a Masters degree in Computer/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. Suitable candidates will have a strong interest in applying their computing skills to biomedical/neural engineering and neuroscience. Excellent computer programming skills are essential.

How to Apply

Full details of the position and the application process are available through the UCD Human Resources website (http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/): job ref 009758 ‘Research Assistant, UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Temporary)’.

Informal enquiries may be made to:
Professor Madeleine Lowery:
Email: madeleine.lowery@ucd.ie
Tel: +353 1 716 1911

Research Assistant advert Oct 2017