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Research Assistant/Associate X2 (Fixed Term) in Machine Learning for Precision Mental Health

2 x post-doctoral Research Associate or Assistant positions in Machine Learning for Precision Mental Health are available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab, University of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) and Prof Carola Schönlieb at the Cambridge Image Analysis Group, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK.

The positions will focus on the development and implementation of state-of-the-art machine learning approaches and image analysis techniques for early diagnosis of mental health disorders (e.g. dementia, mood-related disorders). The research will involve mining biological (brain imaging, genetic) and cognitive data from large-scale cohort studies with advanced machine learning methods to determine markers for early disease diagnosis. The aim of the research is to develop biologically-inspired artificial systems for precision mental health by bringing together expertise in machine learning, data science, neuroscience, and clinical practice.

The successful applicants will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between machine learning, and clinical neurology and will work in collaboration with The Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare, and the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and AstraZeneca's Data Science and Neuroscience teams.

Applicants should have a PhD (for Research Associate) or Masters and/or First Degree (for Research Assistant), together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biostatistics, Neuroscience, Medicine). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with machine learning, data science, biostatistics, or clinical neuroscience/neurology are highly beneficial. Above all, they will demonstrate enthusiasm to contribute new knowledge, openness to learn new approaches and willingness to contribute to a multidisciplinary team across sectors (academia, industry).

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 1 year in the first instance, with potential for extension (up to 4 years) dependent on funding.

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Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk), Prof Carola Schönlieb (cbs31@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 1 October 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Please quote reference PJ23944 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

A Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr Paul Bays at the University of Cambridge, Dept of Psychology to work on a collaborative project with Prof Mate Lengyel in the Dept of Engineering. The successful candidate will work on a research project investigating the computational and neural principles by which visual information is encoded and maintained in working memory.

The research will involve modelling and numerical simulation of cognitive and neural processes underlying behavioural measures of visual perception, attention and memory. The researcher will design, conduct and analyze research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays and Prof Lengyel, and write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, vision science, or any other relevant subject, with a strong analytical and mathematical background, and experience of modelling behavioural and/or neural data. Applicants will need to demonstrate a record of research productivity and the ability to work creatively and independently.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 13 September 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Please quote reference PJ23895 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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PA to HoD and DA (Fixed Term)

The Department of Psychology is seeking an experienced PA to support the Head of Department and the Departmental Administrator. The Department of Psychology is a large teaching and research Department in the School of Biological Sciences with approximately 30 University Teaching Officers, 200 members of staff and 100 postgraduate students.

The role provides a comprehensive PA service to the Head of Department and the Departmental Administrator to ensure the efficient and effective management of their time and work. The role holder will ensure the efficient management of collaborative/administrative projects involving a range of University Departments/Units and external institutions, by putting in place all requisite processes and procedures. The role holder also prepares, attends and records minutes and acts on administrative tasks that may arise out of committee meetings. The role coordinates and processes visitor's applications and also organizes and manages events and seminars for the department. This is a varied role, which includes some HR administration duties in conjunction with the HR Coordinator.

The role holder is expected to take a proactive and flexible approach to their work and will have relevant PA/administrative experience, IT skills and excellent organization skills. The role holder should be able to use their own initiative as well as having the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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For an informal discussion about the post please contact Fiona Craig (fcc21@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 19 August 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Please quote reference PJ23643 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

The emotional cognition lab at the University of Cambridge (https://dt492.user.srcf.net/) is looking to recruit a research associate/assistant to support the project titled "How does emotional/motivational salience modulates episodic memory recall", funded jointly by the Isaac Newton Trust, Wellcome Trust ISSF, and they University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme.

The successful applicant will contribute to the design and implementation of a research programme testing the predictions of a computational model of memory (Talmi et al., Psychological Review, 2019). Working in close collaboration with Dr Talmi, they will have an opportunity to further develop their theoretical understanding of memory and experimental design skills, as well as gain experience in collecting and analysing behavioural and electrophysiological data. This may also involve telephone and/or online testing. Applicants with a computational background will be able to engage more extensively with the computational modelling strand of the research.

Applicants should have a PhD or Masters and/or First Degree together with a strong academic track record in the experimental psychology of human memory and cognitive neuroscience more broadly. They should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in shaping, implementing and disseminating own research projects in the context of their degree work to date. Experience working in a neuroimaging laboratory (especially EEG) is highly desirable and good IT skills, including a command of Matlab, are essential.

Please be aware that present circumstances may dictate various periods of home-working, but that the candidate should be available for office-based work in Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2022 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Informal enquiries can be made to Deborah Talmi (dt492@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 8 August 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Please quote reference PJ23426 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Administrator (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join the Department in this role which provides the underpinning administration for our undergraduate programmes.

The main responsibilities include working closely with the Deputy Departmental Administrator, the PBS/NST Directors and Course Organisers to support their roles, liaising with undergraduate students (approx. 350 registered at any one time) as well as contacts internal and external to the University regarding all matters related to undergraduate teaching, from organising open days, registering new students, timetabling, providing various documents such as course guides, to graduation. The post holder is a key source of advice relating to the policies and procedures with respect to undergraduate issues in the Department.

You will be able to work both independently and in liaison with others. You will be well-organised and approachable and should possess an excellent standard of written English with an ability to communicate effectively and unambiguously with a wide range of people. Education to at least A level standard is a requirement, as are good IT skills, including word-processing, email and use of the Internet. You will have experience of preparing agendas and taking minutes. You should have relevant work experience in an office environment; experience in an academic or educational setting and in a responsible administrative role is highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal queries regarding this post may be sent to Josephine Simmonds (jms311@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 9 July 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Please quote reference PJ23243 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Jobs and Studentships