Research Associate of Biology
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Research Associate of Biology

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge is seeking a dedicated Postdoctoral Research Associate for a two-year fixed-term position in the first place, with the possibility of extension. Join our cutting-edge research program, spearheaded by Prof. Tamar Makin, as we delve into the fascinating realms of motor control, neural representation of the human body, and robotic body augmentation technology.

As a vital member of our team, you will be responsible for joining an innovative research program aligned with the Plasticity Lab's core interests ( Your tasks will include data collection, analysis, write-up, and dissemination of ongoing and future research. Furthermore, you will play a crucial role in supporting and training PhD students and other lab members in advanced analysis techniques. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in sensorimotor control, motor learning, or sensory/motor brain plasticity of humans.

We are relatively open-minded regarding the set of skills that the candidate will bring with them, however, candidates must have experience in designing, running, and analysing human studies.

A typical candidates should have either advanced fMRI or MEG expertise (e.g. multivariate analysis, laminar 7T), or alternatively an impressive background in quantitative (computational) motor control, or expertise with wearable motor technologies. Experience testing clinical populations with motor control challenges (children, stroke patients) is desirable. For more details on the responsibilities and requirements of this exciting role, please refer to the attached 'Further Particulars' document.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £31,411) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SU36794 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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