Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience

University College London - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

The ICN is an interdisciplinary research institute at University College London that studies mental processes related to the human brain in health and disease. The post holder will be working with Dr Sam Gilbert on an ESRC-funded project "Strategic 'offloading' of intentions: Neurocognitive mechanisms and effects of ageing." This project will investigate younger and older adults' use of external reminders to prompt delayed intentions, using behavioural (lab-based and online) and fMRI methods. The postholder will design, set up an run experiments, including the recruitment and testing of participants. S/he will also be expected to record, analyse, and write-up results. The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

A PhD in a related field (such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or computer science) must be completed by 1st April 2017. An interest in human memory and cognition, and the ability to work as a part of a research team is essential. Experience of computer programming with languages such as Matlab is desirable, as is experience of behavioural testing and fMRI techniques.

UCL vacancy reference: 1600180

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. Interested candidates can familiarise themselves with other work in the lab at  http://samgilbert.net or contact Dr Sam Gilbert ( sam.gilbert@ucl.ac.uk ) for further information.

Closing Date: 9 December 2016.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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