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<p class="MsoNoSpacing"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Investigator Scientist&nbsp; (Maternity leave cover)<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNoSpacing"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Starting Salary £27,084 – £30,486 per annum (dependent upon qualifications)<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing"><b><span lang="EN-IE" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit, Cambridge, UK</span></b><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience
 facilities.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scientist to join a team lead by Dr Matt Davis conducting cognitive neuroscientific research on speech processing. The primary
 objective of this position is to devise, implement, analyse and disseminate behavioural and brain imaging studies of speech perception and comprehension using Magneto- and Electro-encephalography (MEG/EEG). A particular focus will be studies that use time-frequency
 analyses of oscillatory neural responses, cerebro-acoustic coherence and acoustic decoding methods.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">This is a 12 month position in which you will work on projects concerning prediction and expectation in speech perception and comprehension, building on work initiated by
 staff on maternity leave.</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">You will have, or be in the final stages of completing, a PhD in cognitive neuroscience or a related field and have previous experience in conducting
 neuroscientific experiments on human volunteers, including brain imaging (MEG/EEG). You will also have experience of conducting behavioural research on spoken language or auditory perception.&nbsp; You should have all the statistical and computational skills required
 for this research. In addition, you will have excellent organisational and communication skills, ensuring effective collaboration with junior and senior staff.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The salary will be in the range of £27,084 - £30,486 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. This is supported by a flexible pay
 and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, and MRC final salary Pension Scheme.&nbsp; On site car and bicycle parking is available.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd; to apply please visit our job board at
<span style="color:#1F497D"><a href="http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc184433_5222.aspx">http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc184433_5222.aspx</a>
</span>and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (when saving your documents please include the IRC number in the file name).&nbsp; If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 01793 867000 quoting reference
 IRC184433.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Closing date: 20<sup>th</sup> April 2015</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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