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Research Assistant/Associate in Computational Neuroscience (Fixed Term)


A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on neural circuits models of complex cognitive functions.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are conducting research in computational neuroscience and cognitive science and taking part in other research-related activities (e.g. journal clubs) as well as teaching-related activities (e.g. supervisions).

The successful candidate will have a strong analytical background, demonstrable interest in computational cognitive science, and expertise with computational models of the brain or cognition, and have obtained (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in computational neuroscience, physics, mathematics, computer science, machine learning or a related field. Demonstrable research experience with any of the following (the more the better): behavioural data analysis, Bayesian inference and learning; models of learning, memory, or motor control. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in computational cognitive science and systems neuroscience, and sufficient programming skills to run numerical simulations (e.g. in C or MatLab).

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges:
Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688
Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter with the names and full contact details (including email addresses) of three referees, a statement of research interests and a research publication list in the Upload section of the online application. 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 submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Catherine Munn, email cbl-enquiries@eng.cam.ac.uk (Tel +44 01223 748 529).

Please quote reference NM15577 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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