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Join our lab! Postdoctoral position available to study hidden cognition in ASD with M/EEG



A 4-year position is available for a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, particularly minimally-verbal ASD), the cognitive neuroscience of language and/or motor control, and time-resolved neuroimaging (EEG/MEG) acquisition and analysis. The post-holder will work withinour lab on projects using neuroimaging to examine receptive language processing and/or motor control in individuals who do not speak. In particular, we seek to identify neural markers of receptive language in minimally-verbal individuals with ASD and understand neurocognitive barriers to goal-directed motor action. The position would suit an open-minded applicant with experience working with special needs populations, and a passion for exploiting cognitive neuroscientific methods to answer questions about cognition.


Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in cognitive neuroscience or related field. Experience of time-resolved neuroimaging (e.g., EEG/MEG) acquisition and analysis is essential. Experience of working with people with special needs and/or children, experience using advanced analysis approaches (e.g., multivariate analyses) and certification in administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule is desirable.


The start date for this post is 01 March 2023. We are committed to the engagement and retention of the best possible talent and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in scientific research by supporting and encouraging equality and diversity. Candidates from minority groups and/or women are especially encouraged to apply. For inquiries, please contact Alex Woolgar: Alexandra.woolgar@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk . Information on the unit and research programme can be found at http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/ and www.woolgarlab.org


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).


Closing Date: 27 November 2022


Interview Date: TBC


Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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


Please quote reference SU33428 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.


Please check this website for details and the application portal: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/37323/

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