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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join the research programme run by Duncan Astle. The primary objective of this position is to contribute to data collection and analysis within a 4 year longitudinal study of children growing up in low-income homes, funded by the Medical Research Council and the Templeton World Charitable Foundation. The successful candidate will have prior experience in programming and handling neuroimaging data, with a view to developing novel ways of exploring brain connectivity using functional and structural brain imaging.

The research project will collect data from a large cohort of children, which will include structural and functional neuroimaging data, using MEG and f/MRI. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing this. We already have a number of pipelines for the analysis of this data, but the post holder will be responsible for developing and adapting these, and supporting two 4 year doctoral students that will also be working on the project.

The MRC values the diverse skills and experience of its employees and is committed to achieving equality of treatment for all. Our objectives are that all individuals shall have equal opportunities for employment and advancement on the basis of their skills, aptitudes and abilities. The MRC is committed to the engagement and retention of the best possible talent and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in scientific research through good equalities and diversity leadership and management.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you require more information about the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

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.

The deadline for applications is 2nd July 2017. With an interview date yet to be confirmed.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SU12313 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.

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