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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 24, 2016.

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist/cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC funded grant on language processing. The focus will be on investigating how listeners understand speech, using MEG neuroimaging and statistical language modelling techniques.

The successful applicant with join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor L K Tyler. The Centre has access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner and EEG and MEG facilities. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants should have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, engineering or a related discipline. Candidates should have excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills, advanced statistical skills and expertise in statistical language modelling and/or machine learning. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods and knowledge of the neurobiology of language processing are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is also desirable. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be native English speakers or fully fluent in English.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ09454 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate/Research Assistant (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2016.

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project on causal reasoning in corvids and humans funded by the ERC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton.

The person appointed will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the experiments, and will be expected to play a lead role. This will include designing and running the experiments, constructing necessary equipment and lab set ups, collecting and analyzing data and writing the work up for publication and presentations, as well as liaising with other members of the lab and technicians, and reporting to the Principal Investigator. It may also involve helping to train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students and internship visitors involved in any related research projects. The work will involve training and testing corvids in both the Cambridge laboratory and in the field in New Caledonia, as well as testing humans (primarily but not exclusively on children and young infants). Consequently it is essential that the post-holder has a PhD in Experimental Psychology or related discipline (Research Associate) or is in the process of submitting their thesis (Research Assistant), experience of working with both birds and humans, and a background in experimental psychology.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £25,023- £28,982 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Preference will be given to applicants who have conducted experiments on corvids and have experience in both the lab and field, given the need to work in Cambridge and New Caledonia. Given the nature of this work it is also essential that the post holder can work independently as well as part of a team, and must have good leadership and communication skills.

The length of the appointment is from 3 October 2016 until 2 October 2017.

Information enquiries may be sent to Professor Nicola Clayton via email: nsc22@cam.ac.uk.

Further information may be downloaded below.

The nature of this role means that the successful candidate will also need to undergo a health assessment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list check)

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ09418 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Applicants should have, or be soon to receive, a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and must have a strong interest, evidenced by first-authored peer-reviewed publications, in studying how long-term memory processes are affected by healthy ageing. Previous experience leading functional MRI experiments, involving collecting and analysing data in younger and older adults using univariate and multivariate statistical methods, is necessary, as are computer programming skills (Matlab or Python). Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with strong scientific writing skills, evidenced by first-authored publications and previous grant writing contributions, particularly important. Previous supervisory experience with postgraduate students and/or research assistants is desirable.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum. The salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £25,023-£28,982 with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

The post is full-time and available for 13 months in the first instance from 1 September 2016.

Further details may be downloaded below.

Questions about this vacancy may be emailed to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in July.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 13 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

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Postgraduate Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for a postgraduate research assistant position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.memlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and an interest in human memory. The position will involve administering computerised cognitive tasks to younger and older adults. In addition, the post-holder will help with organising lab administration. Previous experience with neuropsychological testing and strong computer skills (e.g., MS Office, e-prime) are necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Further information may be downloaded below.

The post is full-time and available for 13 months, starting 1 September 2016.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in July.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 13 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Accounts Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2016.

We are seeking a part time (18 hours per week preferably over five days) Accounts Assistant to provide clerical support for the financial activities of the Department with particular responsibility for processing purchase invoices, sales invoices, processing expense claims and answering general queries. The role also covers the Department's Reception facility from time to time.

The ideal candidate will be educated to 'A' level standard or with a number of years of accounts based experience and have the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy whilst working within deadlines. He/she will also have a good level of communication and computer skills.

Further details about the post may be download below.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Dr Elizabeth Haslemere - eh268@cam.ac.uk.

Applicants should state their preferred hours of work on their application form.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate in Behavioural Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 03, 2016.

A postdoctoral research position is available to work with Dr Amy Milton, Dr Dawn Eagle and Professor Trevor Robbins on the neural mechanisms by which pavlovian memories contribute to the development of compulsive checking behaviour in an animal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

It is expected that applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification and highly desirable that they will have graduate or postdoctoral experience in behavioural neuroscience. Expertise in rodent behavioural work is essential; experience of cognitive behavioural testing using operant equipment is highly desirable.

Further details may be downloaded below and informal enquiries emailed to Dr Dawn Eagle (de102@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 25 July 2016.

The start date for this post is 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.