Applications are invited for the following post-doctoral research associate position at Northern Ireland Functional Brain Mapping (NIFBM) Facility, Magee campus, Ulster University, Derry~Londonderry, UK.

Research Associate in Brain-Computer  Interface  

The post-holder will join a multi-disciplinary UK India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI)  project entitled ‘Advancing MEG based BCI Supported Upper Limb Post-Stroke Rehabilitation’. He/she will be required to investigate an advanced MEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) operated robotic exoskeleton supported neuro-rehabilitation system for upper limb movement restoration. The position is currently for 18 months, with possibility for further extension subject to securing funder’s approval.

Job Ref : ( 1752723                Salary: 27,300 to 37,727

Closing Date: 9th October 2018


Northern Ireland Functional Brain Mapping (NIFBM) facility

The NIFBM is located at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre ( of Ulster University, Magee campus, Derry~Londonderry.  It is the only brain imaging facility anywhere in Ireland and only one of ten in whole of UK to use a state-of-the-art magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure brain activity. The facility attracts clinicians and researchers from across Northern Ireland as well as Republic of Ireland. It is equipped with the latest whole head 306 channels Elekta Neuromag MEG TRIUX system, which also includes a 128-channel EEG recording system. We offer several advanced techniques for brain stimulation and analysis that allow us to obtain better results and guarantee a high quality service for both research and clinical applications. The ISRC is a major research unit in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment  and hosts around 80 researchers including academic staff, research associates and PhD students organized in five research teams: Neural Systems and Neurotechnology, Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering, Cognitive Robotics, Ambient Intelligence and Virtual Worlds, Cognitive Analytics Research Lab (CARL). Based at ISRC, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact with researchers from related ISRC teams as well as Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (rated among top 5 in research outputs), and the recently developed Centre for Stratified Medicine at Ulster University.


Please apply on-line by visiting either our university web-site or the advertisements appearing at:


For more information, please contact Prof. Girijesh Prasad, Principal Investigator & Director NIFBM facility. E-mail: [log in to unmask], Phone: 028 71675645.



Ulster University

Prof.  Girijesh Prasad,

Professor of Intelligent Systems,

Director, Northern Ireland Functional Brain Mapping facility for MEG studies,

Intelligent Systems Research Centre, School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems,

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, Ulster  University, Magee campus,

Derry~ Londonderry BT48 7JL,  N. Ireland, UK.



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