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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 18, 2017.

Applications are invited for a part-time (40%) Research Assistant to work as part of a cross-linguistic research programme at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (https://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The successful applicant will support research into the spatiotemporal dynamics of spoken language comprehension in the Turkish language. You will be expected to contribute to the research programme by developing and selecting appropriate experimental materials in Turkish, as well as by analysing E/MEG data and preparing and running behavioural and E/MEG experiments.

You should have a keen interest in the neurocognitive basis of human language function, and a good first degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related subjects, preferably including some training in linguistics. Native speaker proficiency in Turkish is required. A Masters degree (preferably including an E/MEG research component) is highly desirable but not essential. You are expected to demonstrate experience in E/MEG data analysis using MATLAB and SPM/MNE and experience with multivariate pattern and connectivity analyses. In addition, you should have training in designing and running neuroimaging studies and a good working knowledge of statistics.

You will be required to work methodically, be well organised with attention to detail and have excellent interpersonal skills, including the skills to treat volunteers with respect and discretion. The ability to demonstrate effective multidisciplinary team working, working to deadlines, and a strong interest in research are essential.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 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.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk). Informal queries regarding the post can be directed to Kathy Purdy, at csladmin@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing time for applications is 19 November 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13675 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 Grants Administrator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 17, 2017.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Department of Psychology as a Research Grant Administrator. The Department holds around 70 active research grants which generate an annual income of over £5m.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and efficient research management service to the Department through every stage of the grant process to ensure effective administration of all research funding activity, and to actively contribute to expanding its application and successful award rate.

The post holder will be the first point of contact for all research grant related queries. For this purpose, the post holder is expected to develop a close working relationship with researchers and with the Research Operations Office to ensure smooth management of all processes, and compliance with necessary regulations.

The post holder will work very closely with the departmental finance team and the HR administrator and be line managed by the Departmental Administrator, to allow constant communication between key administrative contacts.

The ideal candidate will already have extensive administrative experience in a similar role/financial environment and experience of applying for and administrating research grants and contracts. This is a varied post which requires excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, alongside the ability to prioritise and to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as well as a proactive approach to problem solving.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level/Level 6 vocational qualifications or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Good IT skills, including Word and Excel, email and use of bespoke financial or reporting systems, are also a requirement. Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential.

This role is also being offered as a 2 year secondment opportunity for internal applicants.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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

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 are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing time for applications is 12th November 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13106 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.