Research Fellow - Neurosurgery

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Research Fellow - Neurosurgery-1900426





Our Department


The Department of Surgical Sciences, located at Dunedin Hospital, is a major teaching and research department within the Dunedin School of Medicine. Our Department consists of nine Departmental sections and several Research Units.


The Role


As a Research Fellow, you will work within the Brai3n research units and will investigate the effects of infra-slow neurofeedback on the cardiovascular autonomic nervous system. You will also be actively involved in the development of studies exploring the use of non-invasive neuromodulation techniques in the treatment of various diseases.


Key responsibilities:

• Co-ordinating clinical trials (ethics application, locality agreement).

• Collection of data (EEG, ISF-neurofeedback).

• Supervising postgraduate students (MSc, PhD) involved in the study.

• Analyses of results (sLORETA, EEGLab, SPSS).

• Manuscript preparation.

• Forming collaborations with other research units within the Brai3n research groups (Departments of Medicine, Psychological Medicine).

• Seeking external funding for research projects.

• Protocol development, data collection, analyses and manuscript preparation.


Your Skills and Experience


• Tertiary qualifications (PhD level) with extensive knowledge on effects of non-invasive neuromodulation in health and disease.

• Extensive skills in EEG and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques including infraslow neurofeedback training and transcranial stimulation devices.

• Theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the planning, progression and supervision of non-invasive neuromodulation in healthy and clinical populations.

• Excellent writing skills, including evidence of ability to publish scientific papers in scientific journals.


Further Details


This is a permanent, full-time position.


For further information about this role please contact Professor Dirk De Ridder via the contact details below.




To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1900426 will close on Sunday, 24 February 2019.


Additional Information

Contact: Professor Dirk De Ridder     Tel: +64 3 470 9337

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Primary Location
Employment Status
 Permanent Full-time
Salary Level and Range
 Lecturer / Research Fellow ($78,445 to $93,821)
 Surgical Sciences
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