Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £33,309 - £53,348
  • REF: SU29520
  • Closes: 14th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We wish to appoint an experienced post-doctoral researcher to a five-year fixed-term research position at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. The successful candidate will join a programme of research, led by Dr. Bob Carlyon, into understanding and alleviating the limitations on hearing experienced by Cochlear Implant (CI) listeners. The programme combines a range of psychophysical and electrophysiological methods to the study of CI hearing, and the appointee will contribute to and potentially expand this approach. The position will be based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, which houses state-of-the-art facilities and a thriving auditory research and neuroscientific community. Dr. Carlyon’s group has strong collaborations with clinical colleagues at Addenbrookes hospital Cambridge and throughout the Cambridge Hearing Group, which includes auditory researchers from a wide range of disciplines throughout the University.

This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join a talented multi-disciplinary team and to progress towards an independent research career. The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to apply for their own funding during the second half of the appointment. They will already have postdoctoral research experience relevant to the study of CIs and will have a good record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. The appointment will be made at the Research Associate (RA) or Senior Research Associate (SRA) level; appointment as an SRA will require evidence of an independent research reputation. Due to the levels of skills and experience required we anticipate making an appointment towards the top of the RA scale or towards the bottom of the SRA scale.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults’ barred list). This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Approval to Senior Research Associate is subject to Faculty Board approval.

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Closing date: 14th February 2022.

Interview date: TBC.

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