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Optogenetics Telemetry Specialist – KTP Associate

Aston Pharmacy School

Location:  AD Instruments Ltd, Unit B, Bishops Mews, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6HD
Salary:  £30,000
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 11 July 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R220368
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 June 2022

Location: AD Instruments Ltd, Unit B, Bishops Mews, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6HD

This role is an exciting opportunity for candidates holding a Master’s or PhD degree in a neuroscience or physiology related subject. An exceptional undergraduate with sufficient demonstrable experience would also be considered. It would be desirable for the candidate to have a postgraduate research degree (MRes or PhD) in a relevant field. 

This KTP project will continue development of a revolutionary dual-function telemetry system for neuroscience research to provide new biosensing tools and supporting methodologies for scientific and societal benefit.

Candidate Profile: Qualified to BSc, MSc or PhD level in the neuroscience or physiology related field, with demonstrable laboratory experience.

Key skills/ experience required include:

  • Prior hands-on laboratory experience through a research project, or masters by research is essential
  • High level of manual dexterity and a desire to learn new experimental techniques.
  • A desire to understand and implement best practice around the use of animals in research
  • Experience in producing high quality documentation for commercial purposes
  • Ability to manage time and workload to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to take ownership of the project – management of day-to-day tasks, resourcing and reporting.


  • Experience of in vivo procedures and existing UK Home Office ASPA Personal License
  • Understand the commercial nature of the project and desire to engage with commercial aspects to define KPIs and strategy.

Additional Benefits:

  • Up to £4000 for personal and professional development for the duration of the project 

This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by ADInstruments Ltd and Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position. To learn more please visit:

The Company: ADInstruments Ltd (ADI) is a manufacturer of research and teaching hardware solutions and developer of software to support these solutions. The company’s main areas are Human and Animal Physiology with a long-established history and a market leading position in this field. Principal revenue generation is through sales of the hardware and software and more recently Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. The company also provides paid training services both onsite and remotely and runs a number of residential training courses throughout the year.

ADI is part of the ADInstruments group which consists of Sales and Support offices in South America, North America, Australia, Japan, China and India. More about the company: 

Location: Hybrid working will be supported with the associate predominantly based at home, with regular travel to ADInstruments in Oxford and Aston University in Birmingham. Some travel to key clients (in Europe and globally) may also be required. Standard working hours will be 08:30-17:00 with some requirement for meetings outside this time to accommodate colleagues in other time zones. 

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Dr Stuart Greenhill and Professor Gavin Woodhall at Aston University and the Senior Management Team at ADInstruments with the support of the IUK’s Knowledge Transfer Adviser.  

For informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Stuart Greenhill, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, Aston Pharmacy School, 

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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