Research Associate Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit(Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge Department of MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
United Kingdom

Research Associate (Fixed Term)




Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (CamCAN, This Centre brings together a large group of researchers across the University of Cambridge and is based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (MRC-CBU). The Centre's aim is to relate brain changes to cognitive changes over the adult lifespan. The appointee will work with a unique population-representative sample of 700 adults from 18-88 years of age, on whom we have already collected an extensive range of cognitive and brain measures (including multiple structural MRI contrasts, plus resting-state and task-based functional data from both fMRI and MEG). The main task will be to maintain, develop and extend the neuroimaging analysis pipelines, and support access to these data for both internal collaborators and external researchers via our data portal ( There is also plenty of scope for leading scientific projects on these data, and publishing research output.


You should have, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging methods or a related field, with experience of analysis of neuroimaging data, such as MRI, fMRI and MEG/EEG. You should have excellent programming and general IT skills, including expertise in Matlab and experience in Linux/Unix, as well as web and database skills. Experience with some of the major neuroimaging software (eg SPM/FSL/FieldTrip) would be desirable, as would experience developing, managing, or maintaining large datasets. You must be careful, efficient, able to communicate effectively, and enjoy working as part of a diverse and energetic interdisciplinary team. You should be committed to Open Science practices.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2.5 years in the first instance.


The post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.


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The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th June with interview dates to be confirmed.


Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


Please quote reference SU19342 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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