Research Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience- University College London

Vacancy Reference Number
1839654
Closing Date
3 Jan 2020
Salary
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum
Address
UCL Ear Institute, London
Duration
funding initially available until August 31st, 2022. 

Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at UCL to work on a project entitled "How does audiovisual binding help listening?". This project is supervised by Professor Jennifer Bizley at the UCL Ear Institute. 

The aim of the project is to understand how auditory and visual activity is integrated in the auditory cortex, during sensory discrimination tasks. To test the hypothesis that multisensory binding arises in auditory cortex large-scale recordings and optogenetic pertubations will be made in auditory and visual cortex while animals perform an audiovisual selective attention task.

The UCL Ear Institute is an internationally renowned centres for hearing research and is situated within one of the strongest neuroscience communities in the world at University College London.  Neuroscience at UCL is ranked first in Europe and second in the world according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators.  UCL is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that provides excellent opportunities for training and career development. 

The position is available immediately with funding initially available until August 31st, 2022.  

Key Requirements

  •  PhD degree in neuroscience, a neuroscience-related discipline (e.g., biology or biomedicine), or a quantitative discipline (e.g., engineering or physics).
  • Experience in preparing work for publication and presenting work at national and international meetings is essential.
  • Have a proven ability and commitment to carry out high-quality original research and write scientific reports for publication.
  • Offer proven research aptitude and laboratory experience as well as the ability to present data effectively in research posters or slide presentations.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Professor Jennifer Bizley (email: j.bizley@ucl.ac.uk).