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Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in Dr Dennis Chan's lab (Neurology)

Department/Location: University Neurology Unit

Salary: £28,132-£36,661

Reference: RR03312

Category: Research

Published: 7 May 2014

Closing date: 10 June 2014

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic post doctoral scientist to join the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (Neurology Unit) based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The purpose of the role is to investigate the effects of early Alzheimer's disease (AD) on hippocampal function using novel tasks of spatial behaviour. Additional investigative modalities may encompass single cell recordings from hippocampal and entorhinal neurons, two-photon microscopy and ultra high field MRI. The work will be conducted at the University of Cambridge (lead: Dr Dennis Chan) and University College London (lead: Professor John O'Keefe FRS). You will have graduated in psychology/neuropsychology/cognitive or computational neuroscience (or equivalent) and completed a PhD in a related area. You will be experienced in cognitive neuroscience with a good track record of communicating results to scientific and other audiences. Experience with computer programming and an established interest in hippocampal function would be an advantage but not essential. Salary range £28,132-36,661.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University's Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 10th June 2014. Interviews will take place on Monday 7th July

Only applicants who are short listed for interview will be contacted.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Dennis Chan

Please quote reference RR03312 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Posted on 15/05/2014

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