Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of London, UK

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
University of London
Salary is in the range £24,466 to £26,537 inclusive of London Allowance.

A 23 month, full-time postdoctoral research position is available to investigate the neural basis of learning in the human brain using functional MRI. The project will study the dynamic changes in activity that accompany the acquisition of cognitive and motor skills, and will focus on information processing in the prefrontal cortex, the cortical motor system and interconnected areas of the cerebellum (see Ramnani (2006), Nature Reviews Neuroscience 7(7):511-522). The project is funded by a BBSRC grant to Dr. Narender Ramnani. Facilities include an on-site, research-dedicated 3T Siemens Trio MRI scanner hosted by the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway (Surrey, 35 minutes to central London).

Candidates should hold (or should expect to be awarded) a PhD in the behavioural or cognitive neurosciences by July 2008 (although candidates from other research backgrounds will also be considered if their skills are relevant to the project). A record of published research, some familiarity with functional neuroanatomy and good programming skills are essential. Familiarity with practical and statistical neuroimaging methods (particularly those concerned with investigating connectivity) is desirable. Candidates should be willing to learn new research methods and to have a strong interest in pursuing a research career.

This post is available between May-July 2008. Further information can be found at Informal inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Ramnani (tel. +44 (0) 1784 443519; email n.ramnani[ at ]

Further details and an application form are available from the Personnel Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX; tel: 01784 414241; fax: 01784 473527;

Please quote the reference AC/4612.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 30th April 2008 and interviews are anticipated in the first two weeks of May.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.