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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


A research associate is required to work on a project entitled "An objective method for alleviating cases of poor hearing by cochlear implant listeners", led by Dr R. Carlyon, Prof M. Bance, and Dr. R. Turner. The position will be based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge.

The project involves a combination of direct-stimulation psychophysical measurements, electrophysiological recordings, and computational methods. Computer programming skills are essential; experience with Matlab, and/or performing direct stimulation experiments with cochlear implants are desirable. The post-holder will have a degree in a numerate, psychology, or auditory discipline and will hold or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant field. They will have the expertise to calibrate stimuli, preferably for cochlear implant experiments, or alternatively have a background in machine learning. The role involves liaising both with other staff in the teams led by Dr Carlyon and Prof. Bance, as well as with staff at Addenbrookes hospital and with patients, and so the post-holder will need excellent interpersonal skills. There is plenty of scope for the post-holder to contribute their own methodological ideas and development, including final analyses relating to the main theoretical questions of the project.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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 adults' barred list). This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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.

Closing date: 10th June 2018

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference SU15549 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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