Imperial College London Jobs – Research Associate, UK
Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. Its founder, Prince Albert, envisioned an area composed of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute. The main campus is located in South Kensington. Imperial is organised into faculties of science, engineering, medicine, and business. The university’s emphasis is on emerging technology and its practical application.
Imperial College London – The Division of Brain Sciences is recruiting a Research Associate to work in the Cognitive, Computational and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory with Dr Adam Hampshire and Dr Robert Leech within the Department of Medicine.
The post is funded by the MRC to investigate the relationship between the dynamics of frontoparietal networks and aspects of cognition including reasoning, planning and intelligence. This will be with a particular focus on the application of machine learning techniques.
Job Title: Research Associate
Job Location: Hammersmith Campus
Educational Qualification: PhD in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
- Knowledge of fMRI, EEG and human cognition
- Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
- Practical experience within a research environment and publication in relevant and refereed journals
- Dealing with specific groups of people, e.g. sponsors, patients
- Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including behavioural testing, fMRI and/or EEG
- Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses
- Experience with the use of imaging software and/or MATLAB would be advantageous
Salary: £36,800 – £44,220 per annum
The researcher will use machine learning techniques, computational simulations and Bayesian optimisation methods to investigate how frontal lobe networks coordinate in order to support human cognitive functions. This will be with a particular focus on fMRI and EEG data.
The Research Associate will be expected to develop novel techniques for modelling cognitive tasks at the levels of both brain and behaviour, to develop new cognitive tasks for fMRI/EEG, and to collaborate with other researchers in the Hampshire and Leech labs.
Start Date: 4th January 2018
End Date: 5th February 2018