Research Associate

University College London - UCL Ear Institute

UCL is a world leader in neuroscience research, with a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that provides excellent opportunities for training and career development. We therefore seek a postdoctoral Research Associate, available at the UCL Ear Institute to work on a project entitled “Network-level representations of multi talkers in the normal and impaired auditory system”.

The project is supervised by Dr Nicholas Lesica at the UCL Ear Institute.

The project will examine the representation of multiple talkers at the network level (i.e. in population of hundreds of individual neurons) to determine which of its features are critical for perception and how these features are distorted by hearing loss and the plasticity that it induces.

The Research post is available from 1 st  March 2018 and is funded for one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal. Work on the project will be performed in collaboration with the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit.

The post holder will have obtained a PhD in Neuroscience or a quantitative discipline such as engineering, physics or maths and have skills in building experimental setups ;be proficient in in vivo electrophysiology, computer programming and computer methods used to analyse and model neurophysiological data. Be able to design experiments and carry them out to a successful conclusion, and be able to prepare work for publication and presentation at international meetings. The ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and team members is an essential part of this role and it is desirable that the postholder has an understanding of mammalian auditory processing and has experience in managing a research project.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,645 -£41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1705509

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 or the application process please contact Dr Nicholas Lesica ( n.lesica@ucl.ac.uk )

Interview Date: TBC

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