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Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 28, 2014.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.memlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, in studying long-term memory processes in healthy individuals and in those with neurological disorders, and/or examining the effects of normal aging on memory abilities. Research in the laboratory uses a number of methods, including behavioural studies, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS). Previous experience with at least one of these methods (preferably a combination) as well as computer programming skills (Matlab or Python) are necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills particularly important.

The post is full-time and available for 2 years in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews to take place in October 2014

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months 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 ou upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be ale to consisder 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 PJ04208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 21, 2014.

The Cambridge Prosociality and Well-being Laboratory (Director: Dr. Aleksandr Kogan) is seeking to appoint a part-time (15 hours per week) Research Assistant for a period of one year, with possibility of renewal.

The Research Assistant should be educated to Master's degree level and will be involved in projects related to oxytocin and social psychology. Thus, statistical expertise in regressions and multilevel modelling (HLM) is highly desired. Expertise in oxytocin research is also highly desired. Fluency in Mandarin is also highly desired.

Interested candidates should contact Dr Kogan at ak823@cam.ac.uk.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2015 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 ou upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be ale to consisder 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 PJ04161 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 20, 2014.

A full-time Research Assistant funded by the ESRC is available at the University of Cambridge, Department of Psychology, UK. The successful applicant will join the Prosociality and Well-being Lab headed by Dr Alex Kogan and will be involved in a project which is designed to combine technological advancements in both genetics and mobile computing. The key deliverable of the project is establishment of an online data collection system that enables researchers to conduct studies using Emotion Sense smartphone software through an easy-to-use web interface.

The main role of the position is the development of a mobile app for Android and iPhone for a research project on well-being and biodiversity. The successful applicant will have experience in both front- and back-end development within javascript, the .NET Framework, database design and administration, software architecture, and open source projects.

Please contact Dr. Kogan directly if you are interested in the job: ak823@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months 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 PJ04147 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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Junior Psychometrician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2014.

The Faculty has a vacancy for a Junior Psychometrician, part-time, two days per week.

The post will be available from 1st October 2014 until 31st March 2017 in the first instance.

The post holder will work in the Department of Psychology - specifically within the Psychometrics Centre and will be responsible for the maintenance, development and expansion of the ICAR project, and the promotion of national and international collaborations and liaison with ICAR collaborators. They will also be expected to keep the databases, manuals, websites, wikis and other supportive materials up to date, and to contribute generally to the activities of the Psychometrics Centre.

The successful applicant will have a track record in the development of item generators and online psychometric tests, experience and competence in adaptive testing, managing websites, post-graduate training in psychology with a relevant first degree and a strong understanding of the theory and practice of psychometrics. The post-holder will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including experience collaborating between universities, self-motivation and a proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. A strong interest in improving access to psychometric questionnaires and related research findings amongst the general population is essential.

Experience in designing psychometric items and an understanding of the principles of modern test theory would be a distinct advantage. Similarly, good knowledge in multidimensional item response theory and other advance latent trait analysis would be desirable. Any commercial experience would be advantageous but not necessary. An ambition to develop and progress within an academic framework is fundamental to the role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor John Rust by email (jnr24@cam.ac.uk) or telephone: 01223 769483. Further information may be downloaded below and is available from the Psychometrics Centre website (http://www.psychometrics.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 PJ04132 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctural Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2014.

A postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position is available to work with Dr Benedetto De Martino on a research project using human neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG/MEG) and computational modelling to investigate value-based decision making and its relation with metacognition. The post is funded for 2-year and will be based in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Applicants should have a Ph.D (or be in the process of submitting their thesis) in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest in applying computational models to the study of decision-making, preferably evidenced by published peer-reviewed research papers. Previous experience in functional neuroimaging and computational modelling is highly desirable. Good computer programming skills (Matlab, Python or R) are required. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to: Dr Benedetto De Martino (bd359@cam.ac.uk)

Further information may be downloaded below.

Interviews will be held in October 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2016 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 PJ04120 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 Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 04, 2014.

The Centre for Neuroscience in Education is seeking to appoint a full-time research assistant to support an on-going project investigating mathematics anxiety in primary and secondary school children, adolescents and adults. The post-holder will be based in Central Cambridge (Downing Site), but will be required to travel independently within Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties to visit participants in either their school or home settings.

The capacity to work independently and to take responsibility for the safe testing of children is essential. In order to carry out sensitive one-to-one interviews with both children and adults, the post-holder must have outstanding communications skills. Prior experience in psychological or similar data analysis and design is important, and experience in behavioural testing of children and adults is highly desirable. Applicants should have a good first degree (2.1 or higher) in Psychology or related discipline.

A full driving licence would be an advantage and candidates should note that the job may require work to be conducted in the evenings and after 5pm, especially during term-time.

The position is available from 13 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of 10 months.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 22 September 2014.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure check (criminal records 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.

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 PJ04001 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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