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Baby-LINC Lab

Learning through Interpersonal Neural Communication

Studying at Cambridge

Two Research Associate/Assistant Positions Available!

The Baby-LINC Lab is seeking two highly-skilled and motivated post-doctoral researchers to join our multidisciplinary data analysis team!

We have recently completed an ESRC-funded large-scale EEG hyperscanning study on mother-infant neural coupling in relation to early learning. We are interested in understanding the interpersonal neural oscillatory dynamics that underpin different mother-infant social interactional states (such as joint attention versus inattention). We are also interested in characterizing the topology of coupled neural networks during successful learning and information transfer within mother-infant dyads.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong technical expertise in one or more of the following areas :

1)    Neural connectivity analysis

2)    Signal processing (artifact identification and denoising)

3)    Information theoretic analysis

4)    Machine learning (including Bayesian learning)

Applicants should have already obtained (or be about to complete) a PhD in a relevant subject, which may include (but is not limited to) the fields of computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical physics, and engineering. Excellent programming skills are essential as the post-holder(s) will be expected to contribute to the lab’s in-house library of custom-built analysis scripts. Experience with EEG/MEG analysis is desirable. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential, as the candidate must work well as part of a larger research team which includes international collaborators. This is an exciting opportunity to join pioneering research in the field of interpersonal neuroscience, at a time when there is growing interest and momentum.

Two posts are available. One post, appointed through the University of Cambridge, is available at the level of Research Associate (post-doctoral) or Research Assistant (PhD to be awarded), on a 50% part-time basis. A second full-time (100%) post is available at the level of Research Associate only. This second post will be appointed through Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), but the post-holder will be entirely based in Cambridge. All suitable applicants will automatically be considered for both posts, unless the candidate indicates otherwise. We would like both successful candidates to begin as soon as possible, and no later than 1st August 2017, but flexible working arrangements can be considered.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and can be made to Dr Victoria Leong by email (vvec2@cam.ac.uk) or telephone (01223 333 567). 

For further information, and to apply : http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13871/