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Applications are invited for a scientific position based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU), a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine.

We are seeking a Research Associate to conduct research on speech processing in the context of an ongoing programme led by Dr Matt Davis. You will share our goal of using cognitive neuroscience methods to reveal the neural and computational mechanisms that support speech perception, comprehension and learning. Your work can provide insights from basic science to advance our understanding of clinical conditions that impact on everyday speech and language function.

You will have extensive experience of one or more neuroimaging methods (fMRI, or MEG/EEG) and research interests in speech, language or auditory perception. You will have been awarded, or be in the final stages of completing a PhD, or equivalent research doctorate, in cognitive neuroscience or a related area. Experience of advanced neuroimaging and/or computational methods such as time/frequency analysis or multivariate decoding are an advantage. Applicants with skills in speech manipulation, digital signal processing or computational (neural network) modelling are especially encouraged to apply.

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute for cognitive neuroscience. Onsite facilities include research-dedicated MRI and MEG scanners. The CBSU is also a stakeholder in a new 7T ultra-high-field MRI scanner on the Addenbrooke's campus in Cambridge.

We are committed to the engagement and retention of talented scientists and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in research by supporting and encouraging equality and diversity. Candidates from minority and/or under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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 closing date for applications is Monday 4th March 2019, with interviews expected to take place during the week commencing 25th March. For further enquiries please contact Matt Davis matt.davis@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk.

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 SU18012 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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