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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 21, 2016.

Applications are invited for an MRC-funded research associate position commencing 01/12/2016 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology and will join the research programme on addiction led by Profs BJ Everitt, JW Dalley, TW Robbins, Drs D Belin and A Milton. This MRC programme grant aims to identify the psychological, neural and molecular bases of the vulnerability to switch from controlled cocaine, heroin and alcohol use to compulsive drug seeking habits.

The successful applicant will join a highly interactive group and will ideally have a special interest in the neural mechanisms of memory destabilisation, reconsolidation and extinction of addictive drug-related memories, including the exploration of novel treatment leads.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscience subject, preferably neurophysiology/neuropharmacology and a good background in psychology. Relevant experience in behavioural neuroscience, including experimental models of addiction and expertise in one or more of the following: electrophysiology, chemogenetics (DREADD), optogenetics, and molecular biology techniques (e.g. in situ hybridisation, immunocytochemistry and western blot procedures).

Applicants should have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team.

If you have an excellent background in experimental psychology, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we would like to hear from you.

Informal enquiries can be made to Barry Everitt (bje10@cam.ac.uk) or David Belin (bdb26@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 21 November 2016.

Further details may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021.

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

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 PJ10213 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.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 14, 2016.

Applications are invited for a part-time postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to provide scientific management of the Cambridge Cognitive Neuroscience Research Panel (CCNRP), jointly maintained by the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline, and extensive experience of managing patient selection and provision for cognitive neuroscience research in a clinical setting. Previous experience liaising with clinicians and with performing structural MRI lesion analysis is necessary. 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 additionally important.

Further details may be downloaded below. Enquiries about this post may be emailed to Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

The post is part-time (0.5 FTE) and is available from 1 October 2016.

Interviews to take place in September 2016

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 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 PJ10157 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.

Please quote reference PJ10157 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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