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Marie-Curie PhD post: Early Career Researcher in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

An early stage researcher position is available to work in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Adaptive Brain Lab (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk). The project forms part of the Marie Curie Action Innovative Training Network: DyViTo (https://dyvito.wordpress.com) and aims to uncover how the brain learns to represent objects and make optimal perceptual decisions. We aim to shed light on how we perceive 3D shapes, and learn to assign them into meaningful categories. The successful applicant will combine behavioural paradigms, with state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational modeling (including deep learning approaches for visual recognition). They will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering and industrial design.

Please see the Further Particulars document for the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions procedure: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/21153/file/Further+ParticularsDyvito.pdf

Applicants should have a Masters and/or First Degree, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics). They must satisfy the eligibility requirements that apply to all Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers: they cannot be in possession of a PhD qualification, and should not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months before appointment.

The successful applicant will receive the full Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher allowances as set by the European Commission: €52,095 per annum before employer costs (indicative £ sum: £33,665 per annum gross salary after employer costs deducted, using estimated £:€ rate of 1.2). Additional annual allowance available for eligible fellows with family dependents: €6000 before employer costs. Salaries are subject to normal UK deductions (income tax, NI and pension contributions where applicable).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Zoe Kourtzi ()

Please note the closing date for applications is 12 May 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD as part of this training programme please complete the University GRADSAF application form https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply
Please note that the current deadline for applications to the department of Psychology is 26 April 2019. (https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/study/grads/prosp-stu-pg/copyofphd-in-psychology)
With your GRADSAF application you will be required to submit (i) a draft research proposal outlining your suitability, why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, your background and research interests. (ii) your CV stating your citizenship and years of residence in the UK if applicable (iii) copies of your academic transcripts (iv) details of two academic referees.

Please inform Sarah Briggs () when you have made an application, please add 'DyViTo Studentship in Computational cognitive neuroscience' to the subject line of your e-mail.

Please quote reference PJ18795 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.

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