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Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, in studying long-term memory processes in healthy individuals and in those with neurological disorders, and/or examining the effects of normal aging on memory abilities. Research in the laboratory uses a number of methods, including behavioural studies, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS). Previous experience with at least one of these methods (preferably a combination) as well as computer programming skills (Matlab or Python) are necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills particularly important.

The post is full-time and available for 2 years in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Simons (

Interviews to take place in October 2014

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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 in the Upload section of the online application. If ou upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be ale to consisder these as part of your application.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ04208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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