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Postdoctoral position in auditory brain imaging at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, UK

Title: Postdoctoral position in auditory brain imaging at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, UK

Career Development Fellowship in Auditory Brain Imaging
Ref: IHR09/186

The MRC Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) is a centre for multidisciplinary research into hearing and hearing disorders. We currently have a fellowship vacancy offering a 3-year planned period of training and development to conduct research on the neural mechanisms of auditory perception. The post is part of a research programme with the aim to use state-of-the-art imaging technology (high-resolution fMRI at high and ultra-high fields, high-density EEG, MEG) and analysis methods (surface-based processing and pattern classification analysis of fMRI data, independent component and beamformer analysis of EEG/MEG data) to investigate how basic sound features, such as pitch, location or phonological identity, are mapped in the human auditory cortex.

IHR offers a dynamic and highly interactive environment, which will give you ample opportunity and support to develop new skills in the rapidly evolving field of human electrophysiology and brain imaging. You will join a team that has unrivalled access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities at IHR (MR-compatible EEG) and Nottingham University (3- and 7-T fMRI, as well as MEG at the Sir Peter Mansfield MR Centre), as well as excellent in-house technical and computer support. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with other research groups within IHR and elsewhere.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as neuroscience or psychology, or, equally, from more technical backgrounds, such as physics, maths or engineering, and preferably, but not necessarily, have experience in any of the areas of hearing research, human electrophysiology (EEG/MEG) or brain imaging (fMRI). As a successful applicant, you will be given every opportunity to develop your potential as a leader in this field. The appointment is fixed-term for 3 years and will be to a starting salary in the range £25,622 to £27,223.

Further details of the position are available from the vacancies section of the IHR website (www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk/vacancies).

Applications for this role must be made online at http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk. If you do not have internet access or experience difficulties, please call 01793 301156, quoting reference number IHR09/186

Closing date for applications: 8 May 2009

Interview date: to be confirmed

The MRC is an equal opportunities employer

Dr Katrin Krumbholz

MRC Institute of Hearing Research

University Park

NG7 2RD Nottingham

Phone: +44 (0)115 922 3431

Fax: +44 (0)115 951 8503

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