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Postdoctoral Position in Cochlear Implant Research, Cambridge

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

A three year training and development position is available to work with Dr Bob Carlyon, in collaboration with the Emmeline Cochlear Implant Centre, Cambridge. It is appropriate for a scientist who has either just completed a doctorate or is in the early post-doctoral period. The candidate will work on auditory scene analysis by cochlear implant subjects and by normally hearing subjects. It is expected that the successful candidate will have some experience in, or knowledge of cochlear implant research, and will gain additional training and experience during the appointment. Related work in Dr. Carlyon’s group includes pitch perception and the processing of frequency changes in the normal auditory system, neurophysiological correlates of higher-level auditory processes, and the effects of attention on concurrent sound segregation.

The expected start date will be 1 October 2004 but funds are available immediately.  The starting salary will be £24,138 supported by a flexible pay and reward policy and an optional MRC pension scheme.

Informal enquiries can be made to Bob Carlyon (bob.carlyon@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk), who will also be at the ARO meeting in Daytona Beach next week.
For a formal job description please contact Anthea Hills, MRC CBU, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 2EF, U.K..  Tel. 01223 355294. E-mail:

Applications should include a full CV and the contact details of two professional referees, who can be approached prior to interview.  Please quote reference CBU/204/6. Applications may be made by e-mail to: recruit@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk or by post to Mrs Lesley Flood, Personnel Officer, MRC Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH, U.K.

Closing date:  8 APRIL 2004

Dr. Bob Carlyon
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
15 Chaucer Rd.
Cambridge CB2 2EF
Phone: (44) 1223 355294 ext 831
Fax:   (44) 1223 359062
email: bob.carlyon@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk