[Comp-neuro] RA position at MRC CBU, Cambridge, UK

Sam Wass Sam.Wass at mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 21 10:14:28 CET 2013

See below for a job description… Please feel free to get in contact with
questions. Many thanks, Sam

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit ­ Cambridge, UK

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally
renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience

Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant to support a longitudinal
study to investigate how attention mediates learning in infants aged 1-2
years old. Techniques used will include naturalistic eye tracking and
recording of endocrine and electrophysiological measures. The post holder
will also be involved in data analysis, including image and signal
processing, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.

The post is envisaged to start part-time from April 2013, moving to
full-time in October 2013, and to last through to December 2015; however,
start and end dates are flexible for suitable candidates. This is an
excellent opportunity to develop practical experience and a publications
record prior to pursuing an independent research career.

Excellent communication skills are required, particularly a rapport with
infants and young children. Experience of programming (preferably Matlab)
or high-level mathematics is desirable.

Please contact Sam Wass (sam.wass at mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk) with questions.

We are not able to offer sponsorship under Points Based Immigration for
this position.

The starting salary will be in the range of £20,074 - £23,056 per annum,
depending upon qualifications and experience.

We offer a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave
entitlement, and an optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme. On site car
and bicycle parking is available.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply
please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/ and complete an
online application form.  Applicants who would like to receive this advert
in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy),
or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793
867003. Please quote reference number IRC84589.

Closing date: 6th March 2013.

This position is subject to pre-employment screening.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



Dr Sam Wass
Investigator Scientist
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit,
15 Chaucer Road, 
Phone: +44 (0)1223 355294
Email: sam.wass at mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

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