Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience x 2 (Fixed Term)

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Closing Date
16 Jan 2022
£27,116-£31,406 per annum
University of Cambridge
12months with potential extensions up to 3 years

We are looking for two full-time Research Assistants to join the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, to engage in research activities in cognitive neuroscience at the Adaptive Brain Lab ( led by Professor Zoe Kourtzi.

Research in the Adaptive Brain lab aims to understand how humans of all ages (healthy and patients with neurocognitive disorders) translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning. We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines ultra high-field neuroimaging (e.g. 7T brain imaging: MR Spectroscopy, laminar fMRI,) in combination with computational modelling (Bayesian modelling, reinforcement learning, machine learning), human electrophysiology (EEG) and interventional methods (neuropharmacology, TMS, TDCs). We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand adaptive behaviours in health and neurocognitive disorders.

The successful applicant will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between cognitive neuroscience and computational sciences. Applicants should have a Masters and/or First Degree, or equivalent experience, together with a strong academic track record in a relevant area (e.g., Neuroscience, Psychology, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science). Experience with collecting and analysing behavioural and brain imaging data is highly desirable. Above all, applicant should demonstrate enthusiasm to develop new knowledge, openness to learn new approaches and willingness to contribute to a multidisciplinary team across sectors (academia, industry).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Zoe Kourtzi:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance, with potential for extension up to 3 years.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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