Job opening at Royal Holloway University of London: fMRI learning postdoc

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cognitive Neuroscience Department of Psychology

Salary is in the range of =A322,779 to =A325,092 per annum inclusive of London Allowance depending on experience.

A three-year, full-time postdoctoral research position is available to investigate the neural basis of learning in the human brain using functional MRI. The project will study the dynamic changes in activity that accompany the acquisition of cognitive and motor skills, and will focus on information processing in the prefrontal cortex, the cortical motor system and interconnected areas of the cerebellum (see Ramnani (2006), Nature Reviews Neuroscience 7(7): 511-522). The project is funded by a BBSRC grant to Dr. Narender Ramnani. Facilities include an on-site, research-dedicated 3T Siemens Trio MRI scanner hosted by the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway (Surrey, 35 minutes to central London). Candidates should hold (or should expect to be awarded) a PhD in Behavioural or Cognitive Neuroscience by January 2007 (although candidates from other research backgrounds will also be considered if their skills are relevant to the project). A record of published research, some familiarity with functional neuroanatomy and good programming skills are essential. Familiarity with practical and statistical neuroimaging methods is desirable. Candidates should be willing to learn new research methods and to have a strong interest in pursuing a research career.

Planned (flexible) start date, 15th January. Further information can be found at Informal inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ramnani (tel. [deleted by editor]; email [deleted by editor]).

Further details and an application form are available from the Personnel Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX;
Telephone: 01784 414241;
Fax: 01784 473527;
E-Mail: recruitment at rhul dot

Please quote the reference number AC/4612. The closing date for the receipt of applications is midday on 6th October 2006.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the communit

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