[Comp-neuro] postdoc position in fMRI decoding at Maguire Lab at UCL

Peter Dayan dayan at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Tue Jun 24 15:09:48 CEST 2008

[I am posting this ad on behalf of my colleague, Eleanor Maguire]

There is a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in the Maguire Memory 
Lab at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of 
Neurology, University College London, London, UK:

Post-doctoral Research Associate:  Decoding Memories from fMRI Signals

A Wellcome Trust funded Post-doctoral Research Associateship is
available under the supervision of Professor Eleanor Maguire. The
appointee will play a key role in researching spatial and episodic
memory using multivariate analysis of high spatial resolution functional
MRI data.  Application of decoding techniques to the human hippocampus
and related brain areas offers an exciting new avenue for exploring how
memories are coded by the neurons of the brain.  The appointee will
benefit from interactions with a critical mass of cognitive neuroscience
researchers, methodologists and technologists at the Centre that
contribute to an excellent environment for conducting the highest
quality research. Applicants should have a PhD in computer science,
mathematics, physics, cognitive neuroscience or a related discipline.
They should have advanced skills in programming (e.g. Matlab, C++)
combined with experience of or an interest in applying these skills to
biological questions relating to human memory.  Experience of analysing
fMRI data, and of machine learning/multivariate analysis techniques is
also highly desirable.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate a
consistently outstanding academic record, including publications.
Excellent organisational and communication skills, and the ability to
work both independently and as part of a team, are also required. This
post is available from 1^st October 2008 and is funded for three years.
Starting salary on the UCL Grade 7 scale in the range £30,939 -
£36,429 pa inclusive, superannuable.  Further details should first be
obtained from Miss Katy Brinded, Personnel Officer, Institute of
Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG (tel: 020 7676 2191; email:
personnel at ion.ucl.ac.uk <mailto:personnel at ion.ucl.ac.uk>).  

Informal enquiries welcome to: e.maguire at fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk

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