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Post Doctoral Position available in Cognitive Neuroscience - CamCAN

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position to join the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (CamCAN). This centre brings together a large group of researchers across the University of Cambridge and at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC-CBU) who aim to relate brain changes to cognitive changes over the adult lifespan (covering ages 18-88). You will work with a unique population-representative sample of 700 adults on whom we have already collected extensive cognitive and structural brain measures. A subset of these individuals will be tested in a further set of fMRI and MEG studies designed to probe specific cognitive functions. The CamCAN project will integrate across these data-sets using a variety of methods, relating changes in neural structure and function over the lifespan to changes in cognitive function and capacity.

Your role will be to help conduct the second stage fMRI and MEG studies, and to play a key role in integrating the various CamCAN cognitive and imaging datasets, using multivariate and multimodal neuroimaging methods. You will be a cognitive neuroscientist with a strong background in statistics, especially of large data-sets, and in functional imaging, imaging statistics and cognitive and/or physiological ageing.

To join us you will need:

  • PhD in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging methods or a related field (or final stages of obtaining)
  • Strong background in statistics, especially of large data-sets.
  • Experience in conducting and analysing fMRI experiments is essential, particularly connectivity analysis.
  • Excellent statistical knowledge, computer programming (MATLAB and/or Python) and expertise in neuroimaging software (e.g, SPM) are also essential.

Your salary is supported by 30 days annual leave entitlement, an optional MRC final salary pension scheme. On site car and cycle parking is available.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services; to apply please visit our job board,  and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (when saving your documents please include IRC129113 in the file name). 

Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003 and quote reference number IRC129113.

Closing date: 6th March 2014

This position is subject to pre-employment screening
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Posted on 07/02/2014

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