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MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit - Cambridge

Neuroimaging Post to study Ageing

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities including MRI, MEG and EEG.

A post-doctoral position is available as part of the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN), a large group of researchers who seek to relate changes in the brain to changes in cognition across the adult lifespan. You will help develop multivariate, multimodal neuroimaging approaches to understanding the extent to which the brain can functionally reorganise despite extensive structural changes with age.  This will be an 11.5 month appointment in the first instance.

You will have or be in the final stages of obtaining a PhD in cognitive, computational or systems neuroscience, and experience in human neuroimaging. You should have skills in MRI, fMRI and/or EEG/MEG, plus good computer programming skills. It would be desirable, but is not essential, for you to have experience of studying changes in the brain with ageing. Experience in multivariate statistics is also desirable. You will be thorough, efficient, effective, a good communicator, and enjoy working as part of a diverse and energetic, interdisciplinary team.

The starting salary will be in the range of 26,022 - 31,758 per annum , supported by a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, and an optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme.  On site car and cycle parking is available. The appointment is for 11.5 months in the first instance.

For informal discussion please contact Dr Rik Henson by email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk<https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk/> 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 IRC22048.

Closing date: 15th June 2011

This position is subject to pre-employment screening
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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                 Dr Richard Henson
          Assistant Director, Neuroimaging
         MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
                 15 Chaucer Road
              Cambridge, CB2 7EF, UK

          Office: +44 (0)1223 355 294 x522
             Mob: +44 (0)794 1377 345
             Fax: +44 (0)1223 359 062

    http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/rik.henson
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