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Research Assistant (Short Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 11, 2014.

A short term research assistant is required to work with Dr Lynn Dicks in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. Funds are available for 6 weeks full time equivalent, and the work needs to be conducted in January, February and early March 2015.

You will work on a collaborative project that aims to understand attitudes to pollinator conservation among UK commercial fruit growers. The project is in partnership with the National Association of Cider Makers, Worldwide Fruit and Lucozade Suntory Ltd. The job is to conduct face to face interviews with growers. The growers are located mostly in Herefordshire, Kent, Somerset and Norfolk, so you will need to have access to a form of personal transport. Travel and subsistence expenses will be covered, including overnight accommodation when required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to six weeks.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF04963 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Auditory Pattern Recognition (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 09, 2014.

A postdoctoral position funded by the BBSRC is available in the research group of Dr. Berthold Hedwig from 1 March 2015 for up to ten months.

The post-holder will work on the neurons of the auditory pattern recognition network in the brain of crickets, a model system for the analysis of auditory processing in invertebrates.

The post-holder will use intracellular recordings and staining of local auditory brain neurons in combination with calcium imaging. The aim of the experiments is to analyse the auditory inputs to the local brain neurons, their electrical and Ca2+ activity patterns and to characterise their dendritic and axonal structure with confocal microscopy. The data will contribute to a better understanding of a fundamental auditory pattern recognition network

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 10 months.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF04930 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.