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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 14, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to provide maternity cover and work on a longitudinal project investigating auditory and motor processing abilities and language development in infants using EEG and motion capture. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology (Centre for Neuroscience in Education) and will be joining a team headed by Professor Usha Goswami (see: http://www.cnebabylab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The position is available from 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in psychology, neuroscience or linguistics or a related discipline, and use of a car. Experience of behavioural testing with infants and toddlers would be an advantage. Applicants will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the testing of the infant cohort (120 infants, 8 repeated monthly visits from age 2 months).

Applicants will also carry out home test visits to collect language data. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with administering EEG experiments, ideally involving an EGI system, would be useful.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2019 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.

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.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 03 March 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Interviews are scheduled to be held week beginning 11 March 2019

Please quote reference PJ18183 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 14, 2019.

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience is available to work at the Adaptive Brain Lab, University of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The position will focus on advanced computational approaches for modelling behavioural and multimodal brain imaging data (e.g. 7T brain imaging, EEG) including Bayesian modelling, machine learning approaches, reinforcement learning and deep learning.

Research in the lab aims to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning. We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, multimodal brain imaging (MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS) and state-of-the-art computational methods. We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand adaptive behaviours across the lifespan.

The successful applicant will work with an interdisciplinary team to combine behavioural paradigms, with state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational modelling. They will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between neuroscience, computer science, engineering and clinical applications.

Applicants should have a PhD, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with computational modeling and/or brain imaging preferable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year 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.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 17 March 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ18178 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.

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Computational Cognition Group led by Dr Paul Bays at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of researchers investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms responsible for perceiving and remembering visual objects, and for directing visual attention and gaze.

The appointee's main role will be to implement and conduct experiments testing the perception and memory of volunteer participants, using primarily visual psychophysical and eye-tracking techniques. The role holder will also be expected and encouraged to contribute to experimental design, data analysis, presentation of results in the form of talks and posters, and preparation of papers for peer-reviewed publication. The post-holder will additionally contribute to organization and maintenance of equipment and the lab environment.

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's or equivalent first degree in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology or other relevant subject. Experience in coding (particularly with MATLAB or R) is desirable, as is previous lab experience.

The position is available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2020 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.

More information about the lab can be found at www.bayslab.com. Informal enquiries can be made to Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing date for applications is 24 February 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ18107 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.

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 05, 2019.

EEG/MEG Research Assistant

Developmental Dyslexia and Remediating Oscillatory Rhythmic Entrainment

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to join a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The role holder will help with the EEG and MEG components of the project. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology (Centre for Neuroscience in Education) and will be joining a team headed by Professor Usha Goswami (see:https://www.cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The position is available from 3rd June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of running EEG and/or MEG experiments, ideally involving an EGI system. The successful applicant will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the EEG laboratory and smooth running of the MEG testing. The role holder will also carry out school test visits during some periods of the project. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with children would be an advantage. It is likely that the University will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously a CRB check) on the successful applicant.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2023 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.

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.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 10 March 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 9 April 2019

Please quote reference PJ18093 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.