[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Researcher: fMRI Studies of Learning and Connectivity in the Human Brain

Ramnani N N.Ramnani at rhul.ac.uk
Thu Apr 2 15:39:12 CEST 2009

Dear All,


Just wanted to notify you of a postdoctoral vacancy in London. Please get in touch if you would like further information.


With very best wishes,

Narender Ramnani



University of London


Postdoctoral Research Scientist: 

fMRI Studies of Learning and Connectivity in the Human Brain


Department of Psychology

Salary for this position is up to £29,317 inclusive of London Allowance.


A 16 month, full-time postdoctoral research position is available to investigate the neural basis of learning in the human brain using functional MRI. The project will study the dynamic changes in activity that accompany the acquisition of cognitive and motor skills, and on effective connectivity between areas of the cerebral cortex and cerebellum (see Ramnani (2006), Nature Reviews Neuroscience 7(7):511-522). The project is funded by a BBSRC grant to Dr. Narender Ramnani ( www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/staff/n.ramnani ). Facilities include an on-site, research-dedicated 3T Siemens Trio MRI scanner hosted by the Psychology Department (www.pc.rhul.ac.uk <http://www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/> ) at Royal Holloway (Surrey, 35 minutes to central London). The Department was ranked among the top ten UK Psychology Departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.


Candidates should hold a PhD in a related subject (although candidates from any science / mathematics / statistics background will be considered if their skills are relevant to the project). A record of published research, a working knowledge of fMRI methods, familiarity with functional neuroanatomy and good programming skills are essential. An understanding of measures of connectivity (e.g. Dynamic Causal Modeling) is desirable. Candidates should be willing to learn new research methods and to have a strong interest in pursuing a research career. Previous post-doctoral experience is desirable.


The application deadline is on 24rth April 2009. It is expected that interviews will be held in the first week of May (start date negotiable but as soon as possible). Informal inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ramnani (tel. +44 (0) 1784 443519; email n.ramnani at rhul.ac.uk).


Please submit electronic applications to recruitment at rhul.ac.uk.  Application forms and further particulars are available at  http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Personnel/Ads/X0409-4612.html  or from the Human Resources Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX; tel: 01784 414241; fax: 01784 274900;  Please quote the reference X0209/4612. 


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.









Narender Ramnani, PhD

Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience


Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Department of Psychology

Royal Holloway University of London

Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX


Tel: 01784 443519 (Direct)

Fax: 01784 434347 (Departmental)

email: n.ramnani at rhul.ac.uk






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