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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


A position is available for a postdoctoral research associate with a strong background in neuroimaging in the Voon lab. The ideal candidate should also have a background in cognitive neuroscience or computational psychiatry as it relates to addiction or compulsive behaviours or neuromodulation. Must have experience in multiple software packages or capacity to acquire background and be proficient in programming both for cognitive task design and image processing. Background can include engineering, physics, neuroscience or psychology. The candidate will be involved in multimodal analyses integrating neuroimaging and neurophysiology in the context of neuromodulation. Good spoken English and writing skills are necessary. Must be able to and be comfortable with travel. The candidate will have their own projects and be involved in supporting other students in the lab on imaging analyses. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on developing new studies. The University of Cambridge offers access to the international excellence of Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre with 3T (Siemens Prisma and Skyra) and 7T (Siemens Terra) MRI and PET-MR (GE) with additional departmental facilities for TMS and M/EEG and access to the University's high performance hub for informatics (HPHI) and advanced analytics. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with an active community for MR analysis in basic and clinical sciences.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, engineering, physics or psychology or be very close to completion/award of same prior to their appointment to the post. The candidate must have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in neuroimaging. The candidate must be organised and flexible and be comfortable with travel.

Informal enquiries may be directed to vv247@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1st August 2018 for 2 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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV 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 include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th July 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference RN15842 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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