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
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.
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Closing date: 22nd February 2022.
It is expected that interviews will be conducted in week commencing 1st March
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MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
26 January 2022
22 February 2022