MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit – Cambridge
Investigator Scientist (Postdoctoral position)
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned
research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities, including 3T-fMRI
(Siemens), EEG, access to neuropsychological patient panels, and an MEG facility (Elekta
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct cognitive neuroscience
experiments on memory, attention, and executive control in the context of an ongoing
research programme led by Dr Michael Anderson at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
(CBSU). The primary objective of this position is to devise, implement, analyse and
report behavioural and functional imaging studies of memory, and memory control using
functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), EEG, and Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
in normal populations. However, studies of memory control in neuropsychological and
clinical populations will also be conducted with an eye towards testing the relevance of
this work to clinical disorders in the ability to control unwanted memories.
Candidates should have PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field, plus experience
in neuroimaging techniques, and be able to work independently on imaging and
behavioural studies. A recently qualified PhD will be offered a three year Career
The starting salary will be in the range of £25,622 - £31,358 pre 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.
For informal discussion, contact Michael Anderson, by email: [log in to unmask]
Further information on the unit can be found at http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk.
Applications for this vacancy must now be made online at http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk quoting
ref CBSU09/358. Please ensure that you upload a current CV and covering letter with your
application. If you do not have internet access, or experience technical difficulties, please
call 01793 301280.
Closing date: 5th August 2009