Research Associate In Signal Processing, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Associate
Study in:UK
Deadline: 26 Nov 2017

Research Associate In Signal Processing

Closing Date : 26/11/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 24 Months from January 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £35,550 per annum depending on experience
Location : Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford
Job Reference : BM&H-10905

The Human Pain Research Group (HPRG), led by Professor Anthony Jones, based at Salford Royal is a leading translational neuroscience group that aims to further the understanding of human pain processing, using state-of-the-art brain-imaging techniques, in order to aid the development of new treatment methods for chronic pain. They are collaborating with the group of Dr Alex Casson from the Materials, Devices and Systems division for the School of Electrical and Electronic engineering, who specialise in low power, real-time, signal processing, particularly for EEG and closed loop brain stimulation and neurofeedback situations.

As a result of a Dunhill Trust award to develop neurofeedback to treat elderly patients with chronic pain, HPRG wishes to appoint for 24 months a postdoctoral research associate who is expert in signal processing, ideally with experience in the processing and extraction of EEG signals, to lead the development and dissemination of novel EEG tomography and neurofeedback methods. The role involves working in a multi-disciplinary environment of clinical and non-clinical scientists and research students and will require teaching and supporting the use of the imaging tools.

You will utilise state-of-the-art signal processing methods to develop real-time EEG analysis solutions for neurofeedback application and to help with the acquisition of data in volunteers and patients (working with our lab technician).  You will be expected to apply for funding for further neuroimaging methods development.

You will work with the Human Pain Research Group on the Salford Royal site and on the University of Manchester site with colleagues in Engineering (Alex Casson) and Cognitive Psychology (Nelson Trujillo-Barretto) who both have extensive signal processing & modelling skills.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Kate Lees, PA, Human Pain Research Group


Tel: 0161 206 4265

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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