Applications are invited for four postdoctoral Research Associates to help direct and conduct research in a team of scientists under the leadership of Prof Petra Vertes and Prof Duncan Astle, alongside a wide team of collaborators across the University of Cambridge. The research work will support a Templeton World Charity Foundation funded research programme aimed at understanding how brain networks develop during early adverse experiences. These positions will use a range of methods, and a strong quantitative background is highly desirable.
Research conducted in the lab sits at the intersection between developmental systems neuroscience, neuroinformatics and computational modelling. Anyone with experience in those areas is encouraged to apply. A hallmark of our work is the application of novel methodological approaches to large scale datasets, so experience with this would be a real advantage.
You should hold a PhD in a relevant field, or be close to submitting your thesis. Experience of prior work anywhere at the intersection of neuroscience, neuroimaging, computational modelling and development is highly desirable for this role.
Good interpersonal skills are important. A requirement is that you can provide clear seminars on complex issues to an interdisciplinary audience, provide authoritative advice, support students and staff, and work as part of a team on collaborative projects.
The positions are an ideal springboard for scientists interested in bringing advanced methods to improve our understanding of brain development.
Information on the Department of Psychiatry: https: // www. psychiatry.cam.ac.uk. Information on the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit: https: // www. mrc- cbu.cam.ac.uk/ Background about 4D Lab can be found here https: // www. astlelab.com/. Information on the Systems and Computational Neuroscience group can be found here: https: // www. psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/groups/systems-and-computational- neuroscience-group/ A summary of the research programme from Templeton can be found here: https: // www. templetonworldcharity.org/projects-database/30510
Limit of tenure: 3 of the roles are available for 30 months, whereas the remaining role will only be 18 months.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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Department of PsychiatrySalary
2 November 2023Closing date
3 December 2023