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Teaching Administrator (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 26, 2017.

We are seeking a capable and enthusiastic person to join the Department in this role which provides the underpinning administration for our undergraduate programmes.

The main responsibilities include working closely with the Deputy Head of Department (Teaching) and Course Organisers to support their roles, involving liaison with undergraduate students (approx 300 registered at any one time) as well as contacts internal and external to the University regarding all matters related to undergraduate teaching from organising open days, registering new students, timetabling, providing various documents such as course guides, to graduation.

The post holder is a key source of advice relating to the policies and procedures with respect to undergraduate issues in the Department. The post holder will also work closely with a Teaching Secretary and the Departmental Administrator.

You will be able to work both independently and in liaison with others. You will be well-organised and approachable and should possess an excellent standard of written English with an ability to communicate effectively and unambiguously with a wide range of people. Education to at least A level standard is a requirement as are good IT skills including word-processing, email and use of the Internet. You will have experience of preparing agendas and taking minutes. You should have relevant work experience in an office environment; experience in an academic or educational setting and management experience is highly desirable.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal questions regarding this post may be sent to Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk)

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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 PJ11472 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 Apr 12, 2017.

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist / cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of language comprehension. The focus will be on investigating the neurobiological properties of spoken language understanding, using MEG neuroimaging and statistical language modelling techniques.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk), an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor L.K. Tyler. The Centre has access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner, and EEG and MEG facilities. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to have excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills, advanced statistical skills, and expertise in statistical language modelling and/or machine learning. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, and knowledge of the neurobiology of language processing are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is also desirable. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Tyler (lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk) or telephone 01223 766457.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2018 in the first instance with a possible extension for a further 2 years.

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 PJ11959 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 in Developmental Psychology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 10, 2017.

An opportunity has arisen for a postdoctoral fellow to join an international team of researchers based in Cambridge and Israel whose work addresses the factors affecting the ability and willingness of young victims, witness, and offenders to describe experiences of child abuse.

The Research Associate will take part in research concerned with the role of supportive interview practices in affecting the willingness of reluctant children and adolescents to describe their experiences in detail to forensic investigators. The interviews will be conducted by trained investigators in Israel, and the Research Associate will be based in Cambridge, responsible for coordination of the study, data management and analysis, and report preparation. The study is supported by the Jacobs Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation.

Applicants should have a PhD in psychology, child development, social work or related discipline

Applicants should also have prior research experience studying both forensic interviews and child/adolescent witnesses and should be fluent in Hebrew and English.

The funds for this post are available until December 2018

Enquiries may be sent to Professor Michael Lamb (mel37@cam.ac.uk).

Further information may be downloaded below

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 PJ11909 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 in the Communication of Uncertainty (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 24, 2017.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join the new Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication and the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab to study judgement under uncertainty, particularly with respect to the contested nature of societal trust in "facts" and how to effectively communicate uncertainty in a "post-truth" society. The appointment is specifically devoted to advancing our understanding of the basic psychological dimensions underlying public reactions to uncertainty about evidence on one hand, and experimentally evaluating ways to effectively communicate uncertainty to diverse audiences and decision-makers, on the other. Areas that may be studied include climate change, public health, medicine, immigration, fracking, GMOs, and nuclear waste.

This post is administered by the new Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at the University of Cambridge. This cross-disciplinary Centre is based in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and aims to become a leading global hub for the transparent communication and improved public understanding of risk and quantitative evidence. Dr Alexandra Freeman is the Executive Director and Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter is the Chair of the Management Board. This unique post is offered in close collaboration with Cambridge's renowned Department of Psychology, where the post-holder will be housed and supervised, under the guidance of Dr. Sander van der Linden, Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab.

The post-holder will study how people evaluate risk, uncertainty, and evidence, and how best to communicate this information to diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will have a range of research skills, including reviewing literature; designing and implementing experimental and correlational studies; and analysing complex data. The research will comprise a mixture of "basic" questions about general principles of judgment and decision-making and "applied" studies of the optimum format for communicating particular information to particular groups (e.g. public, professionals, policy-makers). You will work on a range of projects developed in collaboration with a wide array of external partners, and will contribute to setting research directions and priorities.

The post-holder must have a PhD in Psychology, behavioural science, or a closely related discipline, and have demonstrable experience of reviewing, conducting, analysing, and interpreting studies of human psychology. This should include working independently to prepare experimental tasks, recruiting and running heterogeneous participant samples, and using a range of statistical techniques for data analysis. The ideal candidate will have experience with diverse psychological and behavioural science research methods, sophisticated data analysis skills, knowledge of the literature regarding the psychology of human decision-making and risk/evidence communication, and a real enthusiasm for doing work which will have a practical impact.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year.

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.

With your application, please upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans. The contact details of at least two academic referees will be required. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to do so promptly.

The closing date for applications is 1st May 2017. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact LF11782@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Academic enquiries can be directed to Dr Sander van der Linden (sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The date for interviews is expected to be 15th May 2017.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.