Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Speech and Language post-doc, Cambridge, UK

Speech and Language, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council (MRC)
MEG post-doc position, Cambridge, UK (Postdoctoral Position)
Cognition Brain Sciences Unit – Cambridge

Career Development Fellow
Ref: 2007-442
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities, including on-site fMRI, MEG, and EEG laboratories, and neuropsychological patient panel and genotyped panel of healthy volunteers. Applications are invited for a full-time Career Development Fellow.

This is a three year post-doctoral position to conduct neuro-imaging research into the dynamic neural systems underlying human language comprehension, working in a lively interdisciplinary cross-linguistic research environment led by

William Marslen-Wilson, with access to state-of-the art MEG (306-channel Elekta/Neuromag VectorView) and MRI (Siemens Trio 3T) imaging facilities.

You will have doctoral training in neuro-imaging (preferably MEG or EEG) with a strong interest in studying the neuro-cognition of language, previous experience with experimental psycholinguistic research, and the ability to work collaboratively but independently within an active cross-linguistic research team.

The starting salary will be in the range of £24,993 - £30,945 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. This is supported by a flexible pay and reward policy, and optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme. We offer 30 days annual leave entitlement. On site parking is available.

For further information and an application pack please contact the recruitment team by e-mail: or telephone 01793 301154 quoting reference 2007-442. Please include a CV and covering letter, stating the names and addresses of two professional referees with your application form.
Closing date: 22nd August 2007

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Contact Information:
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
15 Chaucer Road
Cambridge CB2 7EF

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