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Programmer and Laboratory Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 23, 2015.

A Programmer and Laboratory Manager is sought to support the Adaptive Brain Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

The role involves facilitating the work of the research team by providing computing and technical support for around 15 individuals. The post also involves facilitating interactions within a network of top European research laboratories (www.adaptivebrain.eu).

Applicants should have a degree in a science or engineering subject and have significant experience in maintaining networked PCs and writing computer code. Excellent organization skills, the ability to provide training and support to others, and the ability to maintain strong local and international working relationships are essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquiries about this position may be sent to Professor Zoe Kourtzi, zk240@cam.ac.uk

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.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ05458 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 16, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

This 18-month project will examine decision-making in adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs). The research will focus on how people make choices between options which differ on multiple dimensions (e.g., two products differing in quality and price).

You will use a combination of behavioural tasks, eye-tracking, and mathematical modelling to establish how people sample and integrate information about competing options in order to produce a decision, and how these processes differ in individuals with ASCs.

The post-holder must have a PhD in Psychology or a closely related discipline (Research Associate) or be in the process of submitting their thesis (Research Assistant) and have demonstrable experience of conducting, analyzing, and interpreting behavioural studies of human decision-making. This should include working independently to programme experimental tasks, recruiting and running heterogeneous participant samples, and using a range of statistical techniques for data analysis. Previous experience of eye-tracking will be very advantageous, as will practical experience of mathematically modelling experimental data; familiarity with research into ASCs would also be helpful. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,695 - £37,394 per annum and the salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £24,775 - £28,695 per annum.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquires should be directed to Dr William Matthews, email: wjm22@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ05396 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.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 03, 2015.

We are seeking a Research Associate to work on a project investigating biases in adults' Theory of Mind funded by the ESRC. The Principal Investigator (PI) is Professor Nicola Clayton and the Co-Investigator is Professor Robert Lurz.

The person appointed will primarily be responsible for the designing, programming and running of experiments. These experiments will seek to test the nature and the extent of adults' ability to reason about what others see and believe as well as the causes of any biases adults show in such tasks. This work will involve ensuring that the experiments meet ethical guidelines, recruiting and testing participants as well as data collection and analysis. Where appropriate the post holder will be responsible for writing and publishing manuscripts relating to these experiments and communicating their results at academic conferences. The post holder will also be required to organise and run public engagement activities closely related to the research outcomes. In addition, the post holder will be required to liaise with the PI and Co-Investigator to ensure that the research being undertaken is appropriate and that the conditions of the grant are met. The post holder will also be required, where necessary, to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, research assistants and visiting researchers.

The post holder must have a PhD in Experimental Psychology or a closely related discipline. The post holder should be capable of working in an international multi-disciplinary team. They are expected to have extensive experience of designing and running experiments on social cognition (preferably testing adults). The post holder should be able to code experiments using appropriate software and to analyse data using appropriate statistical techniques. Knowledge of the literature on adult Theory of Mind is essential and on comparative cognition and philosophical approaches to testing Theory of Mind is desirable.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Nicola Clayton (nsc22@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The post will start from 1 May 2015 and funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ05291 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.