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University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.

Post: Post-doctoral Research Associate

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate to work on cognitive function in a transgenic sheep model of Huntington’ s disease (HD). You will join an interdisciplinary research team that is interested in understanding neurological dysfunction in Huntington’ s disease.
You will be developing and testing novel methods for investigating behaviour in normal and transgenic HD sheep. Initially, this work will be focused on developing tasks that will give quantitative readouts for testing cognitive behaviour in sheep. This will include the use of semi-automated touchscreen methods.

Salary: £27,428-£35,788 pa

Desired Candidate Profile:
The successful applicant will be a careful and methodical worker who is self-motivated and able to conduct experiments and analyse data independently. Careful observation skills and accurate record keeping are essential. The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.
Applicants should have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience or a related field. Applicants will need to hold a Home Office personal licence. Experience with Matlab is highly desirable.

Informal enquiries should be made to Prof. Jenny Morton, email Applications including a covering letter, curriculum vitae, a completed CHRIS 6 coversheet (available with further particulars from and the names of 3 referees should be sent by email to: The position is available immediately.

Closing date: 2011-10-01

Contact Information
Dr Joanna Dekkers
University of Cambridge
Tennis Court Road
CB2 1PD Cambridge
Phone: 01223 334000

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