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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 02, 2016.

Applications are invited for a postgraduate cognitive neuroscience research position to work with Dr Lucy Cheke in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/lucy-cheke).

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and an interest in human memory. The position will involve administering computerised cognitive tasks and memory interviews, as well as potentially running experiments using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Previous experience with psychological/neuropsychological testing and computer programming skills (e.g., e-prime) are necessary, and experience with TMS is desirable. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Lucy Cheke (lgc23@cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2017 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.

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 PJ08243 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.

Postgraduate Research Associate/Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 26, 2016.

An opening is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant in Behavioural Neuroscience to join The Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (Directors: Professor Lisa Saksida and Professor Timothy Bussey) in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

The TCN Lab (http://www.tcnlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/) pioneered the development of rodent cognitive assessments using touchscreen technology (Horner et al., 2013; Oomen et al., 2013; Mar et al., 2013 Nature Protocols) and has successfully demonstrated the utility of these assays in characterising cognitive phenotypes in both rodent models of disease and relevant patient groups (Nithianantharajah et al., 2013 Nature Neuroscience and Nithianantharajah et al., 2015 Science Reports).

The TCN Lab, in conjunction with the laboratory of Dr. Chris Heath in the Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, The Open University has recently been awarded a 3 year Project Grant by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to develop and validate a series of touchscreen-based assays for the evaluation of motivation and affective state in laboratory rodents. Successful development of these assays will provide standardised, mild-severity alternative methods with which to study these constructs that also have high forward-translational potential.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience or a related discipline (Research Associate) or be close to completing their PhD (Research Assistant) with experience of rodent behavioural studies and behavioural pharmacology. Experience of operant behavioural paradigms, task development/validation and/or environmental enrichment manipulations are highly desirable.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £25,023 - £28,982 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1 March 2016 until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Interviews will take place during the week of 22 February 2016.

Inquiries regarding this vacancy may be emailed to Professor Lisa Saksida (lms42@cam.ac.uk)

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

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 PJ08178 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

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 26, 2016.

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 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1 April 2016 until 30 April 2018 in the first instance

Further information may be downloaded below.

Inquiries regarding this post should be emailed to Professor Nicky Clayton (nsc22@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.

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 PJ08171 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.