Postdoctoral position: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
A 2 year fixed term post-doctoral level position is available for a computer scientist in Modern Machine Learning Approaches for Medical Image Analysis, linked to the recently announced Health Data Research UK Scottish Substantive Site, one of only 6 such institutes in the UK. The successful candidate will join an internationally recognised multidisciplinary team including clinical medical imaging experts, especially of the brain (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh), and in informatics, machine/deep learning and computer vision (School of Informatics, Edinburgh; CVIP/VAMPIRE, Computing Dundee). The main purpose of this role is to develop robust medical image analysis systems and tools that can successfully process multi-modality heterogeneous medical imaging.
Deadline: 16 October 2018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience: Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
The Osterweil lab is recruiting a motivated individual to fill a postdoctoral position. Based in the Edinburgh University Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, you will be part of a team investigating the role of protein synthesis in neurodevelopmental disorders. The work will include biochemical and molecular characterization of neuronal populations isolated from mutant mouse models, with the potential for further electrophysiological and behavioural analyses (see https://www.osterlab.org/ for details). Vacancy ref: 044927
Deadline: 22 October 2018
Clinical Research Fellow: Sleep Medicine, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time clinical research fellow to look into and use a newly developed protein aggregation assay, such as RT-QuiC, in prodromal Parkinson’s disease and other a-synucleinopathies. This project is with the Sleep Research Unit in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and in collaboration with the National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit. The post holder will be required to support the clinical team and play a clinical role within the Department of Sleep Medicine (Royal Infirmary Edinburgh). The successful applicant will gain comprehensive clinical and research training in specific specialist clinics, including neurology, sleep and movement disorders. Pursuing a higher degree (PhD/MD) is an expectation of this post.
Deadline: 24 October 2018
Clinical Research Fellow in Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases: Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
A clinical research fellow is required for studies of Small Vessel Diseases in stroke and dementia. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council as part of Professor Wardlaw’s Foundation Programme in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Edinburgh. You will recruit patients to mechanistic studies and clinical trials of cerebral Small Vessel Diseases, and performing a range of assessments with advanced brain MRI, cognitive and clinical methods. This is a unique opportunity for a future clinical academic to work in a world-leading clinical research environment for cerebrovascular diseases and dementia and obtain a PhD while gaining experience in a range of clinical research, neuroimaging and clinical trials methods. Vacancy ref: 044294
Deadline: 31 October 2018