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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to help direct and conduct research in a team of scientists under the leadership of Prof Duncan Astle, alongside a wide team of collaborators across the University of Cambridge. The research work will support a Medical Research Council funded research programme aimed at understanding how the development of the human brain, and characterising the drivers of variability in that development. This role holder will use a range of methods, and a strong quantitative background is highly desirable for the role.

Research conducted in the lab sits at the intersection between developmental systems neuroscience, cognition, neuroinformatics and computational modelling. Anyone with experience in those areas is encouraged to apply. A hallmark of our work is the application of novel methodological approaches to large scale datasets, so experience with this would be a real advantage.

Good interpersonal skills are important. A requirement is that you can provide clear seminars on complex issues to an interdisciplinary audience, provide authoritative advice, support students and staff, and work as part of a team on collaborative projects. The position is an ideal springboard for scientists interested in bringing advanced methods to improve our understanding of brain development.

Background about 4D Lab can be found here Informal enquiries may be directed to:

Georgie Willsher (Research Coordinator) Email:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2027 in the first instance.

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

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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 SU42271 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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