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> Subject: Postdoc on sensory processing in schizophrenia
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> Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate post, 
> funded by the Wellcome Trust, in the laboratory of Dr Steven Dakin at 
> the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO). The successful candidate will 
> work on a collaborative project running between the IoO and the 
> Institute of Psychiatry (IoP, Kings College London) and will be 
> co-supervised by Dr Patricia Carlin and Dr Sukhi Shergill. The project 
> will examine visual and tactile perception of people with schizophrenia, 
> using a combination of behavioural psychophysics and functional MRI.
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> For details of the type of behavioural research to be conducted see:
> http://www.dakinlab.org/DakinLab/Papers_files/SZ.pdf
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> Testing will be carried out both at the IoO (Old Street, EC1V 9EL) and 
> the IoP (Camberwell, SE5 8AF). The main duties and responsibilities will 
> be to conduct behavioural testing and fMRI on patients and controls, to 
> modify/design experimental procedures as required, to analyse data, and 
> to write up and present results in a manner suitable for publication or 
> presentation at international conferences.
> 
> The successful applicant will have their PhD and possess skills in one 
> or more of the following areas:
> 1. Visual psychophysics
> 2. Functional brain imaging
> 3. Research on individuals with psychiatric disorders
> 
> A willingness to work with patients is essential and experience of 
> running functional imaging experiments is highly desirable. A 
> familiarity with packages such as MatLab would be advantageous but not 
> essential.
> 
> Starting salary will be on the HERA Grade 7 payscale between spine 
> points 29-34 (28,839 - 33,432 per annum), plus 2,781 London Allowance 
> per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
> 
> This is a 3-year post commencing on 1st October 2009.
> 
> Informal enquiries may be made to Steven Dakin (tel: 020 7608 6988; 
> email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>; 
> web:http://www.dakinlab.org <http://www.dakinlab.org/>).  A job 
> description and an application form may be obtained through the 
> Institute web-site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo/careers or via email at 
> : [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
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> Please quote reference number:  127307.
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> Closing date for receipt of applications: 14th August 2009.
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> Further Details at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo/
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> Dr. Steven Dakin
> UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
> Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL
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> +44 (0) 20 7608 6988 / 4053  (Office / Lab)
> http://www.dakinlab.org <http://www.dakinlab.org/>
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