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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 21, 2014.

Two Wellcome Trust funded positions are available to work with Dr Andrew Welchman at the University of Cambridge. The successful applicant will combine brain imaging methods (fMRI, TMS), computational analysis, psychophysical measurements and modelling to examine the neural basis of 3-D perception. The work makes use of state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques and analysis methods.

Research will be conducted within well-equipped labs that incorporate a range of bespoke equipment. The Department of Psychology provides an excellent working environment with a pronounced research focus and international expertise in Vision Science, Behavioural, Sensory and Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr Welchman's research group further benefits from regular interactions with a wide network of international collaborators.

Candidates should hold or expect to hold a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related field. Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, C) are essential and experience with brain imaging methods (fMRI, EEG, TMS) is desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Andrew Welchman (aew69@cam.ac.uk)

Further information may be downloaded.

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

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

PLEASE NOTE that the closing date for this position has been extended. If you have already submitted an application there is no need to reapply. Your application will be considered after the extended closing date.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ03592 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 10, 2014.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to work on a project on causal reasoning in corvids and humans funded by the ERC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton.

Based in Cambridge/West of Cambridge, the person appointed will primarily be responsible for the daily training of the corvids for both maintenance (for example to hop onto weighing scales) and experimental procedures (for example to voluntarily enter testing compartments or testing cages). This work will involve many hours spent training and observing a colony of adult birds as well as hand-raising and training a novel colony of juvenile birds and will involve working in outdoor aviaries. The post holder will also be responsible for habituating the birds with various objects and other pieces of apparatus for the causal reasoning experiments. Other responsibilities will include establishing training plans, conducting a detailed evaluation of the training and subsequent modifications to the training procedure as well as conducting detailed observations of bird behaviour along side other relevant data collection, and where appropriate analysing the data statistically.

The post-holder must hold a BSc or equivalent in Experimental Psychology or related discipline and have experience with working with birds, ideally corvids. A detailed knowledge of the animal welfare literature as well as theoretical and practical experience with different animal training procedures would be desirable. Experience of animal training with other species in addition to the corvids would be helpful.

Further information may be downloaded below.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Nicky Clayton (nsc22@cam.ac.uk)

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

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ03792 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.

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