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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist / cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of spoken language understanding using statistical language modelling techniques and MEG neuroimaging.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk), an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor L.K. Tyler. S(he) will also be part of the large community of computer scientists who work on speech and language processing in the University of Cambridge. CSLB has access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner, and EEG and MEG facilities. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to have excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills, advanced statistical skills, and expertise in statistical language modelling and/or machine learning. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, and knowledge of the neurobiology of language processing are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is also desirable. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

The closing date for applications is 15 October 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a third year.

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 can be made to Professor Tyler (lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PJ13305 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 Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience Department of Psychology University of Cambridge

Vacancy Reference No: PJ13301

Salary range: £31,604 pa

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.memlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk) investigating the subjective experience of remembering in health and disease.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest in long-term memory processes, demonstrated by first-authored peer-reviewed publications. Research in the laboratory uses a number of methods, including behavioural studies, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS). Previous experience with at least one of these methods (preferably a combination) as well as computer programming skills (Matlab or Python) are 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 outstanding writing ability. Previous supervisory experience with postgraduate students and/or research assistants is desirable.

The post is full-time and available from 1 November 2017.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

Planned interview dates end October 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing time for applications is 11 October 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13301 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.