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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Professor James Rowe is looking for a research associate, to join his team at Cambridge as part of an MRC funded programme that investigates how changes in noradrenergic transmission lead to cognitive and behavioural changes in patients with neurodegenerative disorders (with a particular emphasis on impulsivity and apathy).

You will have graduated in a neuroscience discipline (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, psychology, computational or imaging neuroscience), and completed your PhD in a related area including functional brain imaging (MRI), or psychopharmacology and cognition. You will have PhD-based and/or post-doctoral experience in advanced brain imaging analysis with a strong track record of communicating results to scientific and other audiences.

Cambridge University is internationally renowned for its excellence in research and training, including a large and multidisciplinary community for human neuroscience with world-class facilities for brain imaging at 3T and 7T MRI, and PET.

For more information contact Professor James Rowe ( and Dr Luca Passamonti ( at Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 2SZ.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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. 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.

Closing Date: 12th July 2018

Interviews are likely to take place on the 18th or 19th July 2018.

Please quote reference RR15870 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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