Research Associate/ Research Assistant in Closed-loop Neural Interface Technology combined with Auditory Stimulation and Electrophysiology

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Closing Date
30 Apr 2024
Grade E (£28,759-£32,982 p.a.) for Research Assistant, Grade F (£33,966-£44,263 p.a.) for Research Associate
Biosciences Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, NE2 4HH
This position is part-time (20%) and is for a fixed term from May 2024 to April 2025.
We at Newcastle University, in collaboration with the Bioelectronics team at the Imperial College of London, are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate/Research Assistant. This part-time position will play a pivotal role in a pioneering project focused on advancing closed-loop neural interface technology using auditory stimulation on free-moving nonhuman primates (marmosets). The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the supervisory team at Newcastle University (Dr Yuki Kikuchi, Prof Andy Jackson) and the Bioelectronics team at the Imperial College of London (Prof Tim Constandinou). Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 1. Proven expertise in bioengineering, electrical and electronic engineering, acoustical engineering, neuroscience, electrophysiology, computational science or a closely related field. 2. Strong advanced analytical, programming and signal processing skills are essential. 3. No prior experience in animal research is required for this position. The work will focus on developing cutting-edge neural interface technology using electrophysiological and acoustical signals. 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills & ability to work in a fast-paced research environment. Qualifications: Candidates with a master’s degree in Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Sciences or a related discipline and an interest in pursuing a related PhD program are desirable.

Further Information

Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience Group ( aims to establish internationally competitive research in neurobiological basis of auditory cognition and memory with the potential to advance treatments and therapeutic interventions for nervous system disorders. We develop programs that integrate with clinical and patient work, aligning with the vision of Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCoREs) (

Benefits: Newcastle University is a global university where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits, a generous holiday package and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you. The candidate will have opportunities to work with cutting-edge research and will be able to advance their career development in a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Contact Details

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Yuki Kikuchi (