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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

A position has become available for postdoctoral research associate with a strong background in processing electrophysiological signals (LFP/EEG) in the Voon lab. The candidate will focus on resting network connectomics. The appointed candidate must be proficient in programming aswell as having a background in engineering, physics, neuroscience or psychology. This role requires travel to China for up to 3 months of the year split over several different occasions so it is ideal that the candidate is comfortable with this. The candidate will be involved in multimodal analyses of existing data sets integrating neurophysiology (local field potentials, EEG, sEEG), neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience in the context of neuromodulation. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on developing new studies and analysing and writing up existing studies. The candidate will work at the University of Cambridge and have the opportunity to work closely with collaborators in Shanghai, China, in neurosurgery, neuromodulation, imaging and machine learning. 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 neuroscience community 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 be self-motivated, organized and flexible. The post will be appointed at the appropriate point on the University of Cambridge's research associate salary scale, depending on the seniority of the successful candidate. The position requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and honorary NHS Research Passport.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance, with the opportunity to extend to 2 years

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).

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Applicants should submit a CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for at least two references.

The closing date for applications is 2 April 2020 with interviews taking place w/c 13 April 2020.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Please quote reference RN22750 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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