[Face-research-list] Post-doc position

Andy Calder Andy.Calder at mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 5 16:39:44 BST 2012

Please note the closing date for this job is 12th Sept

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit – Cambridge
Investigator Scientist

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities.
Applications are invited for a 9 month investigator scientist position to support a programme addressing the cognitive and neural bases of processing faces and other social cues intypical participants and individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). The research is in collaboration with the Autism Research Centre, Cambridge and is part of Dr Andy Calder's research programme.  The position provides backfill for two investigator scientists whose time is engaged by separate projects.
Applicants should have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline (or will have submitted your PhD recently), and a strong interest in studying face perception and social cognition. Experience in the acquisition of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data and its analysis with thestatistical parametric mapping software (SPM) is important.  Good communication and teamworking skills and familiarity with experimental presentation and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS) are also essential. Experience of running experimentsinvolving individuals with ASC would be an advantage. Applicants should also be prepared to work out-of-hours occasionally.

The starting salary will be in the range of £26,022 - £28,178 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. We offer a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, and an optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme. On site car and bicycle parking is available.

We are not able to offer sponsorship under Points Based Immigration for this position.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk<https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk/> and complete an online application form.  Applicants who would like to receive thisadvert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, please quote reference number IRC64726.

Closing date: 12th September 2012

Andy Calder
Scientific Programme Leader
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
15, Chaucer Road, Cambridge

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 355294
Fax: +44 (0)1223 359062

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