Research Assistant/Associate in Neuroscience at University Of Cambridge

University Of Cambridge is offering postdoc position. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before September 13, 2018.

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research Associate positions based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidates will work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project investigating how neural noise influences human perception and action. The research combines behavioural testing of working memory, visual attention and perceptual decision-making with numerical modelling of underlying cognitive and neural processes. The researchers will design, conduct and analyze research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays, and write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, physics, mathematics, computer science or other relevant subject, with a strong analytical background. Programming experience with Matlab, R or equivalent is essential. Expertise with Bayesian techniques and/or neural network models is an advantage. Applicants will need to demonstrate a record of research success and the ability to work creatively and independently.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Paul Bays (

Please note the closing date for applications is 13th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16460 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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