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Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain

Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain

Department of Psychology

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Research Associate

University of Cambridge, Department of Psychology

Vacancy Ref: PJ09454

Salary: £28,982 - £37,7687 pa

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist/cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC funded grant on language processing. The focus will be on investigating how listeners understand speech, using MEG neuroimaging and statistical language modelling techniques.

The successful applicant with join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor L K Tyler. The Centre has access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner and EEG and MEG facilities. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants should have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, engineering or a related discipline. Candidates should have excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills, advanced statistical skills and expertise in statistical language modelling and/or machine learning. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods and knowledge of the neurobiology of language processing are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is also desirable. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be native English speakers or fully fluent in English.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applications should be made online via the University of Cambridge Web Recruitment System. To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University of Cambridge’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Queries regarding this post can be directed to Kirsty Shepherd at or 01223 766458.

Closing date: 10 July 2016

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