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Research Technician - Programmer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 07, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Research Technician / Programmer based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidate will work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project investigating how internal noise influences human perception and action.

The appointee will develop and support software platforms for experimenting in a technically-advanced lab, including interfacing with motion tracking technology and web-based crowdsourcing methods (e.g. Amazon Mechanical Turk). He/she will also be responsible for sourcing, developing and maintaining the laboratory's equipment and computer facilities. The post would suit someone with a computing background interested in behavioural science, or someone with a scientific background and a keen interest in programming. There will be opportunity to expand the role to include collection and analysis of research data.

Applicants should have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) in an appropriate discipline. Programming expertise in C/C++ is essential, experience with Matlab and/or Javascript is desirable. Experience of programming in a research environment would be an advantage. Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work creatively and independently.

The post is available from 1 October 2015 for a period of 12 months in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk). More information is available at http://www.bayslab.com/.

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.

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.

Please quote reference PJ06816 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.

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