The Functional Neurosurgery and Experimental Neurology (FNEN) Group is a dynamic group of clinical and non-clinical researchers unearthing the physiological changes that take place in the brain that cause the symptoms of movement disorders. The Group uses a broad range of techniques to examine the brain; these include invasive (local field potentials; LFP) and non-invasive (electroencephalography; EEG & magnetoencephalography; MEG) recordings of brain activity and techniques to characterise the kinematics (e.g. motion capture) and electrophysiology (electromyography; EMG) of movements. We also develop and employ behavioural paradigms designs to expose the differences in motor behaviour in those with motor disorders. Recently, we have begun to try to recreate these deficits in healthy human subjects using brain stimulation techniques (transcranial alternating current stimulation; TACS), and hope to employ similar techniques in patients with movement disorders.
We require a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the research outlined above. Research areas to be covered are: LFP electrophysiology and analysis, motor behaviour experimentation and assessment and non-invasive brain stimulation. The successful applicant will have a first and a higher (e.g. doctoral) degree in a relevant subject, with strong invasive electrophysiological, brain stimulation and motor neurosciences research experience. The post, funded by the Cure Parkinsons Trust, is available for one year from 1 April 2011. The starting salary will be dependent on experience.
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