The University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Centre of Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders, led by Professor James B. Rowe invites applications for a
Graduate Research Assistant (full-time, fixed term for 2 years) (Reference # RR13591)
We seek an excellent, independent, and motivated Graduate Research Assistant with the ambition to work in the field of clinical neuroscience and dementia research. The successful candidate has graduated in the field of Neuroscience, Psychology or similar with evidence of exceptional academic performance. He/she has breadth/depth of knowledge in neuroscientific methods and neuropsychological testing and is able to carry out relevant cognitive tests in patients and healthy individuals.
The candidate will support studies on neurochemical, behavioural, cognitive changes in patients with frontotemporal dementia and related disorders by assisting with recruitment, scheduling, as well as assessment, archiving and pre-processing of data. He or she has outstanding communication skills and is able to manage the work load reliably and independently. Prior experience with clinical cohorts would be an advantage.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, physiology, related disciplines is essential
Possess sufficient breadth/depths of knowledge in neurophysiology, neuroscience, and related research methods to assist with research objectives and projects
The ability to carry out psychometric and cognitive tests
Knowledge of the principles of M/EEG and MR brain imaging and basic knowledge to analytical techniques.
Experience with databases
Excellent communication skills
Experience of managing own workload
Use initiative and creativity to solve routine problems in relations to research projects, e.g. methodological, technical, financial problems
Prior experience with clinical cohorts is not essential but would be ab advantage Relevant experience
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The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, which is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was formed in 2004 and brings together the University Divisions of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Stem Cell Neurobiology, the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. The Department works alongside the existing Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust Clinical Division of Neurosciences. The emphasis of research is on basic and applied neuroscience with the specific aims of understanding mechanisms of injury and repair in common diseases of the central nervous system. The clinical emphasis is on demyelinating disease, neurodegeneration, behavioural neurology, stroke and brain injury using clinical, genetic, immunological and imaging approaches.