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Professorship of Psychology in the Social Sciences

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Psychology in the Social Sciences invite applications for this position from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Psychology with relevance to work in social sciences including areas such as social or educational neuroscience, child development, and social psychology. Applicants will require the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the department, and to consolidate our leading research profile. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, contribution to clinical service delivery where relevant, examining, supervision and administration. The post holder will be expected to undertake leadership roles within the department. A competitive salary will be offered.

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.

Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 4 February 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Johnson, Head of the Department of Psychology and Convenor of the Board of Electors: mj492@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ17591 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 Nov 27, 2018.

We are seeking a research assistant to work on a project investigating causal reasoning in corvids and humans, funded by the ERC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton (see: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/nicola-clayton). The post-holder will join Prof Clayton's Comparative Cognition research group in the Department of Psychology.

The person appointed will be responsible for the day-to-day running of experiments, and will help with the administration and organisation of both the grant and experiments.

The research work will involve training and testing corvids at the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour in Madingley, as well as some testing of humans (primarily, but not exclusively, children and young infants). This role may involve a research trip overseas to test corvids at our collaborators' research station in New Caledonia. Consequently, it is desirable that the post-holder has experience of running cognitive experiments with humans, ideally children, and essential that they have experience of working with birds, ideally corvids. Applicants should have a background in experimental psychology, biology, or a related field.

Given the nature of this work, it is also essential that the post holder is self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team. They must have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be prepared to do both lab-based testing and field work.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2020 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.

Informal inquiries about this post can be made to Professor N S Clayton at nsc22@cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is 27 December 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ17519 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Principal Accounts Clerk

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 26, 2018.

The Department is looking for an enthusiastic person with a financial background to act as Financial Co-ordinator to the Department. The role holder will provide support for all aspects of accounting and financial procedures. The successful candidate will also manage a part-time Accounts Assistant to provide this full range of accounting infrastructure.

This post calls for initiative, a high level of accuracy and an ability to work systematically and to deadlines. The post holder will need to have good communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to liaise between academics and administrators, and to prioritise many competing demands.

The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst achieving accuracy and paying attention to detail, is imperative. The post holder will need to be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Applicants should educated to at least A level standard or equivalent and preferably be AAT level 4 diploma qualified. They should have several years of experience in a financial environment. A good working knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel, is essential. The post holder will preferably be familiar with use of Oracle on-line financial systems, but full training will be given where necessary.

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.

Informal inquiries about this post can be made to Dr Jeanne Estabel at je353@cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 14th December 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the beginning of January 2019.

Please quote reference PJ17508 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 Nov 20, 2018.

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic cognitive neuroscientist with strong computational skills to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of language processing using MEG neuroimaging.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (at the University of Cambridge http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk), an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor Lorraine 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 and fMRI data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline. They are expected to have an interest in the neurobiology of cognitive functions, advanced statistical skills, and excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is an advantage. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English. This is a fixed-term post subject to further funding.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2020 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.

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

Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 6 January 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ17462 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.