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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

A postdoctoral cognitive neuroscientist position is available within the Genomic Disorders and Cognitive Development programme, led by Dr Kate Baker.

The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to characterising phenotypes and understanding mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disorders of genetic origin.  Applicants should be motivated by discovery science and translational goals, with enjoyment of working independently and as part of a team.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in cognitive neuroscience or related field. Experience of conducting hands-on research with children or adults is essential. Experience of EEG research is desirable, as is research involving individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.  Skills in critical appraisal of diverse scientific literatures and writing for scientific publications are also required.

Start date for this post is ideally 1st September 2020.

The MRC values the diverse skills and experience of its employees and is committed to achieving equality of treatment for all. Our objectives are that all individuals shall have equal opportunities for employment and advancement on the basis of their skills, aptitudes and abilities.  The MRC is committed to the engagement and retention of the best possible talent and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in scientific research through good equalities and diversity leadership and management.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

The closing date for applications is 28 June 2020 with interviews date to be confirmed.

Information on the unit and programme can be found at

For inquiries, contact Kate Baker, by email:

Please quote reference SU23056 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th April 2020
Closes: 28th June 2020
Job Ref: SU23056
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