Research Associate in Auditory Neuroscience

University College London - UCL Ear Institute

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £41,163 Per Annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the UCL Ear Institute to work on a project entitled "The Impact of 'Offset-Deafness' on Perception and Cortical Processing of Speech Sounds in Noise". The UCL Ear Institute is a leading interdisciplinary centre for hearing research in Europe, situated within one of the strongest neuroscience communities in the world at University College London. This project will be supervised by Dr Jennifer Linden at the UCL Ear Institute and conducted in collaboration with Dr Daniel Bendor of UCL's Department of Experimental Psychology and Dr Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany.

The project involves a combination of state-of-the-art experimental techniques for neuroscience research, including large-scale extracellular electrophysiology, optogenetics, and simultaneous recording of neural and behavioural data in awake mice. The project is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related or quantitative discipline (e.g. biomedicine, engineering, physics) and proven ability to conduct high-quality original research and prepare results for publication. Essential skills include excellent time-management and organizational ability; proficiency in computer programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, C++); and good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The ideal applicant will be highly self-motivated; able to problem-solve and trouble-shoot technical difficulties; attentive to detail and meticulous about record-keeping; able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team; and committed to the highest ethical and professional standards in research. Previous experience with in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology, neural data analysis, optogenetic methods, psychophysical assessment, and/or auditory science or acoustics would be desirable.

If the degree has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date.

UCL vacancy reference : 1590285.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Jennifer Linden ( ), or any queries regarding the application process please email . Further information is also available on the Linden lab website ( ). 

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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