Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term contract research position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM). The aim of the project is to characterize the properties of neural interfaces in implanted electrodes systems. The project is in collaboration with Dr Manus Biggs at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the successful candidate will spend time in both ‘University College Dublin’ and the ‘National University of Ireland’, Galway.
The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6 million research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells, and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners, and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.
This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for conducting experiments to characterize the properties of the electrode tissue interface of implanted electrodes for neural stimulation and recording, with a particular focus on electrodes for deep brain stimulation.
Key words: Medical devices, Neural interfaces, Deep brain stimulation, Neurophysiology
The successful candidate will carry out the following duties specific to this project:
• Perform extensive in vitro and in vivo experimentation;
• Analyse data in an accurate and precise manner;
• Actively participate in international conferences and meetings;
• Publish data in high impact factor journals;
• Closely work with post-doctoral scientists and others within the CÚRAM institutes.
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies