|Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Pain Data Collection and Analysis for BRC funded PrePOSE study (Predicting the Pain Outcome of Surgery for Endometriosis)|
|Level 3, Women’s Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU|
The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (NDWRH) is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Pain Data Collection and Analysis for BRC funded PrePOSE study (Predicting the Pain Outcome of Surgery for Endometriosis).
The PrePOSE study will use neuroimaging as a sensitive, objective tool to investigate predictors of response to surgery for severe endometriosis. As the post-doctoral researcher on this project you will be responsible for collecting and analysing a wide range of questionnaire, psychophysical and neuroimaging data, and preparing manuscripts and presentations to disseminate findings. There will be the opportunity to supervise students and to collaborate on public engagement projects relevant to this topic.
The project is funded by the BRC as a part of the surgical sciences theme and as such there will be regular opportunity to meet with other researchers exploring a diverse set of questions using a variety of cutting edge methodologies. Day to day you will work within the Pain in Women group, in the EndoCare Centre in the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health. Neuroimaging is a key area of interest within this group and there will therefore be the opportunity to collaborate on other relevant studies and to access educational and career development opportunities through the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN).
In this project, as the post-doctoral researcher, you will have the responsibility of gathering and analysing a variety of questionnaires, psychophysical and neuroimaging data. Additionally, you will be tasked with creating manuscripts and presentations to share your findings. You will also have the opportunity to supervise students and work on public engagement projects related to this subject. Your daily work will be in the Pain in Women group, located in the EndoCare Centre, within the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health. Neuroimaging is a significant area of focus in this group, and you will have the chance to collaborate on other relevant studies and access educational and career development opportunities through the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN).
The suitable candidate must either hold a PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in a relevant subject area, for example, a clinical application of fMRI or fMRI methods. Expertise in analysis and interpretation of fMRI data, strong scientific computing skills for data and image analysis are also essential for this role.
The post holder must have excellent communication and organisation skills, the ability to work independently under pressure, be highly motivated and open to learning new skills.
The post is offered on a full-time basis and is fixed term for three years.
Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.
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The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 2nd October 2023.