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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2018.

A post is available for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor J. D. Mollon in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.

The project uses a combination of psychophysics and theoretical modelling to study the neural processes that subserve the discrimination of attributes of the visual image, such as motion, depth, colour and spatial frequency. The underlying theoretical question is how far the brain is a neural net (where information is embodied in the structure of the net, its nodes and connections) and how far it is a communications network (where the same physical substrate carries different information from moment to moment, as is the case of the man-made Internet). The Research Associate will carry out both experimental and modelling work, and experience in MatLab programming would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 32 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.

Informal inquiries about this post may be made to Professor J.D. Mollon (jm123@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 16th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research Associate positions based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidates will work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project investigating how neural noise influences human perception and action. The research combines behavioural testing of working memory, visual attention and perceptual decision-making with numerical modelling of underlying cognitive and neural processes. The researchers will design, conduct and analyze research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays, and write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, physics, mathematics, computer science or other relevant subject, with a strong analytical background. Programming experience with Matlab, R or equivalent is essential. Expertise with Bayesian techniques and/or neural network models is an advantage. Applicants will need to demonstrate a record of research success and the ability to work creatively and independently.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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 inquiries about this post may be sent to Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 13th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16460 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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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 10, 2018.

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience is available to work at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Univ 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, Masters and/or First Degree, 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 12 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.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 12th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16436 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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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 09, 2018.

EEG/MEG Research Associate

Developmental Dyslexia and Remediating Oscillatory Rhythmic Entrainment Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate to lead the EEG and MEG components of a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a PhD in psychology, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of designing, administering and analysing EEG and MEG experiments. Expertise in oscillatory paradigms and time-frequency analyses would be an advantage, along with a working knowledge of the role of amplitude envelopes in speech processing.

Applicants require excellent mathematical, programming and technical skills (e.g. Matlab). Applicants will require the capacity to work independently running the planned EEG and MEG studies and analysing data.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 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 inquiries about this post may be sent to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 17 September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16426 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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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 03, 2018.

Two research associate positions are available to work in the Prediction and Learning (PaL) Lab (www.lawsonlab.co.uk), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The PaL Lab is funded by a Royal Society Wellcome Trust Henry Dale fellowship, awarded to Dr Rebecca Lawson, and studies how learned expectations underlie individual differences in visual perception and decision making.

One post is focused on infant developmental cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on fNIRS/EEG and eye tracking methodologies. The other post involves pharmacological, neuroimaging and computational modeling of adult cognition (including clinical disorders such as autism, anxiety, psychosis).

Please indicate in your cover letter which post you are applying for. Both post-holders will be responsible for the design and conduct of behavioural, functional neuroimaging (3T/7T fMRI - adults, fNIRS/EEG - infants), and other cognitive neuroscience experiments with humans, recording and analysing data and preparing the results for publication.

For the infant cognitive neuroscience position the successful candidate should have a PhD in developmental cognitive neuroscience or similar. Experience recruiting and testing infant participants is essential, and familiarity with MATLAB, R, Python or comparable software packages is desirable.

For the adult cognitive neuroscience position the successful candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience / cognitive neuroscience / psychology / psychiatry / computational neuroscience / mathematical psychology. Experience using MATLAB, R, Python or comparable software packages is essential. The post-holder should have knowledge of findings applying computational models to cognitive neuroscience. Experience of applying computational modelling analysis techniques to data is desirable.

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 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 inquiries about this post may be made to Dr Rebecca Lawson (rl337@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 12th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16383 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 Aug 02, 2018.

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 24 September 2018 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 for 12 months 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 inquiries about this post may can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 27th August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16372 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.

Library Information Supervisor

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 27, 2018.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Department of Psychology as a Library Information Supervisor to take responsibility for all aspects of our busy and friendly specialist Departmental Library.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Librarian and will play an important role in maintaining a high standard of reader service to staff and students. They will also provide guidance to users enabling them to make best use of departmental, university and world ­wide resources. The Library Information Supervisor is also responsible for the maintenance and development of the Department of Psychology website. An interest in communicating via social media is essential. Previous experience in administrating archives is desirable.

Applicants must have experience of an academic library and a familiarisation with library IT and electronic issuing systems. Good organisation and communication skills are essential as well as the ability to work accurately and efficiently without supervision.

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.

Informal inquiries about this post should be directed to Dr Jeanne Estabel (Head of Administration, je353@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 27th August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16314 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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University Lecturer/ University Senior Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 18, 2018.

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a University Lectureship/Senior Lectureship to be taken up from 1 October 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have an expertise in human developmental cognitive neuroscience with relevance to developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes. Candidates must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong evidence of research excellence. For University Senior Lecturer a strong research grant funding record and experience working with individuals with autism and/or ADHD is essential. Appointment will be to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period of five years. The post is based in central Cambridge.

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 and adults' barred lists).

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.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk

For enquiries about the post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mark Johnson (mj492@cam.ac.uk)

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (2 sides A4 maximum) in the Upload section of the online application. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will receive an automated request to upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly. Please note that the email request to referees can only be generated once an application has been fully completed and submitted.

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 the closing date for applications is 27th August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16195 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.