Research Assistant/Associate in Advanced Neuroimaging and Computational Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
May 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605 - £33,966
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Research Assistant/Associate in Advanced Neuroimaging and Computational

Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in spinal/brain neuroimaging and computational neuroscience in the Department of Engineering, to work on projects related to the neural processing and endogenous modulation of pain signals in the central nervous system.

The postdoc will be supervised by Dr Flavia Mancini and join the dynamic and multidisciplinary research environment of the Computational and Biological Learning group (https: // www.

The post will be in Central Cambridge, UK.

The key responsibilities/duties are:

  • Modelling/Analysing neural, neuroimaging or behavioural data
  • Ideating, designing and conducting neuroimaging/behavioural studies on statistical or aversive learning, using computational and neuroimaging research methods in humans
  • Dissemination of research findings (writing papers, presenting at lab meetings and conferences, public engagement)
  • Collaborating with others in research projects and being involved in the supervision of research student projects
  • Maintaining and developing methodological/ technical skills to expand their scientific potential. The post-holder is expected to grow and develop in methodological skills and theoretical understanding during this post.
  • The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are:

  • Obtained (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, physics, mathematics, biology or related neuroscience field.
  • Obtained a master degree in a relevant neuroscience, engineering, physics, biology or related field.
  • Quantitative background, with research experience in theoretical neuroscience and/or neuroimaging.
  • Demonstrable programming skills/experience, able to analyse/model behavioral and neural data.
  • Specialist skills in neuroimaging methods, from data collection to analysis are desirable (ideally fMRI).
  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD is awarded.

    Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966; Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2026 in the first instance.

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

    Please ensure that you upload the following documents in the Upload section of the online application:

  • your Curriculum Vitae (CV) inclusive of publication list
  • a covering letter
  • your academic transcripts
  • a research statement
  • If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

    If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr Mancini [email protected] for queries of a technical nature related to the role and cbl- [email protected] for queries related to the application process.

    Please quote reference NM41327 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
  • HR7 Researcher in Advanced Neuroimaging and Computational Neuroscience
  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK


    £29,605-£33,966 or £36,024- £44,263






    17 April 2024

    Closing date

    16 May 2024

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