Computational Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

February 22, 2022

Description

Computational Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Computational Research Assistant to join the lab of Dr Camilla Nord at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge.

The post holder will lead on the development and testing of novel acoustic modelling applications to neuroscience, with the potential for validation and human testing. The post holder will be instrumental in building simulation models of transcranial functional ultrasound stimulation, an exciting new method in neuroscience that enables us to specifically and reversibly stimulate activity of deep brain structures. The post holder will form part of an inter-disciplinary team of cognitive neuroscientists at the MRC CBU working to translate neuroscience innovation into new treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Graduate qualification in mathematics, physics, or engineering (or equivalent postgraduate qualification/experience) is required. Significant experience with MATLAB programming is essential. Knowledge of acoustical physics and/or neuroscience is desirable, but applicant will be supported in any additional training they require for the role. Scientific career development, in and outside of academia, will also be actively supported by the lab and the Unit.

Funding for this project is from the Isaac Newton Trust / Wellcome Trust ISSF / University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme, in combination with MRC core funding, and is fixed term for 18 months in the first instance.

For further enquiries please contact camilla.nord@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date: 22nd February 2022.

It is expected that interviews will be conducted in week commencing 1st March 2022.

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 SU29891 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.

Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

    Salary

    £27,116-£31,406

    Reference

    SU29891

    Category

    Research

    Published

    26 January 2022

    Closing date

    22 February 2022

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