Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Psychiatry

Position available for postdoctoral research associate with a strong background in neuroimaging or signal processing. 

The Voon lab studies mechanisms underlying impulsivity and compulsivity with a special interest in addictions using a multimodal approach. Must have experience in multiple software packages or capacity to acquire background and be proficient in programming. Background can include engineering, physics or neuroscience.

The candidate will be involved in managing pipelines for processing and multimodal imaging analyses. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

The candidate will have their own projects and be involved in supporting other students in the lab on imaging analyses. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on developing new studies and existing databases using novel analyses. 

The candidate must be highly motivated, organized, flexible and interested in learning new techniques. The University of Cambridge offers access to the international excellence of Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre with 3T (Siemens Prisma and Skyra) and 7T (Siemens Terra) MRI and PET-MR (GE) with additional departmental facilities for TMS and M/EEG and access to the University's high performance hub for informatics (HPHI) and advanced analytics. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with an active community for MR analysis in basic and clinical sciences.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, engineering, or physics or be very close to completion/award of same prior to their appointment to the post. The candidate must have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in neuroimaging. The candidate must be self-motivated, organised and flexible.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, pre-employment checks will be required. For this post these are; evidence of right to work in the UK, a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults' barred list) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Informal enquiries may be directed to

The post will be appointed at the appropriate point on the University of Cambridge's research assistant salary scale, depending on the seniority of the successful candidate.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th April 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RN11732 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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