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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 25, 2014.

Applications are invited for a computational neuroscientist to work in the Neurolex Group, an interdisciplinary team led by Professor William Marslen-Wilson. The applicant will develop advanced infrastructure for multivariate source-space analysis of MEG+EEG data, focusing on dynamic brain-wide patterns of cortical activity associated with natural speech comprehension. The candidate should be familiar with current multivariate methods designed to relate dynamic neurocomputational models to patterns of neural activity, using whole-brain searchlight techniques in MEG source-space. Experience with the development and implementation of such techniques (e.g., Representational Similarity Analysis) is essential.

The candidate must hold a PhD in computer science, applied mathematics (or a related area), and have strong programming skills.

Expected interview date: w/c 14 December 2014 Start date: 2 January 2015

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2015 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.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Marie Dixon at csladmin@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk or 01223 766458.

Please quote reference PJ04822 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 17, 2014.

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate/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.

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 £28,695 - £37,394 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £24,774 -£27,864 per annum. 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 further information document may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2019.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).

The nature of this role means that the successful candidate will also need 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 PJ04736 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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