Research Associate

UCL Institute of Neurology - Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology, under the supervision of Professor Neil Burgess. The project focuses on investigating the neural mechanisms of episodic and spatial memory using human neuroimaging methods. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant subject and should have experience in the acquisition and analysis of human neuroimaging data (fMRI).

Work will include the design and implementation of cognitive tasks combined with human neuroimaging techniques. These will typically include memory and navigation experiments involving virtual reality and fMRI and will particularly focus on advanced analysis techniques of high resolution imaging using 7T fMRI.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area and experience of acquisition and analysis of experimental data in neuroscience or psychology involving virtual reality and fMRI. Experience of using Matlab and relevant toolboxes for the analysis of neuroimaging data is essential, as is an excellent understanding of a range of relevant research techniques and scientific literature. Knowledge of advanced neuroimaging analysis techniques including fMRI analysis of grid cell signals in humans and of the literature on memory or spatial cognition is desirable, as is experience of using virtual reality software and/or PC video games and with statistical analysis software.

The post is available from October 2017 and is funded by a European Research Council grant awarded to Professor Burgess for three years in the first instance. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 in the range £34,056 to £41,163 per annum including London Allowance, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment (www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs) where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1662846.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk).

Closing date: 23 August 2017.

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