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Current Vacancies at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

2 Post-doc positions available now at the ICN

Applications are invited for two experienced and enthusiastic cognitive neuroscientists with strong computational skills to work on a project that aims to understand the neural basis of cognitive and spoken language change following brain damage. The project utilizes structural and functional MRI neuroimaging along with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and neuropsychological data-sets from post-stroke aphasic subjects. This project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship awarded to Professor Jenny Crinion until Jan 2021.

The applicants will join the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience as members of the Neurotherapeutics group, an inter-disciplinary team led by Professors Jenny Crinion and Alex Leff. Data collection of the current experimental series is aiming to be completed by the end of September 2018 so the post holders primary role will be data analysis and publication of results. Imaging is conducted at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL which is an interdisciplinary centre for neuroimaging excellence. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on fMRI data-sets, such as Dynamic Causal Modelling (DCM).

Applicants must have, or shortly expect to obtain, a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related discipline. They are expected to have an interest in the neurobiology of cognitive functions, advanced statistical skills, and excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB) skills. Experience of fMRI analyses is essential, and using DCM is highly desirable. Experience with sMRI analyses, tDCS, working with patients are also highly desirable skills. Relevant post-doctoral experience is an advantage. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

Conditions of Employement:

  • The proposed starting date is 1 October 2018 although the start date is negotiable.
  • Full-time position (39 hours per week) with a term of appointment of 1 year in the first instance, up to 2 years.
  • The salary is according to the UK Grade 7 (Starting salary: £34,635 - £41,864 per annum).
  • All research staff have access to state-of-the art research and training facilities and a generous conference and travel budget. 

For informal scientific inquiries please get in touch with Jenny Crinion: j.crinion@ucl.ac.uk

Applications should include in a single pdf file with:

  1. a two-page statement of interest
  2. a CV
  3. a list of publications
  4. Names, email addresses and contact numbers of three referees

For more information, and to apply online for these vacancies, please go to: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTc0MzQwMyZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY194dHJhNTA0MTE3OC41MF81MDQxMTc4PTkyNzg2JnZhY3R5cGU9MTI3NiZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9MjI0