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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 16, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to work on a longitudinal project investigating auditory and motor processing abilities and language development in infants using EEG and motion capture. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology (Centre for Neuroscience in Education) and will be joining a team headed by Professor Usha Goswami (see: http://www.cnebabylab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The position is available from 1st July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline, and will require use of a car. Experience of behavioural testing with infants and toddlers would be an advantage. Applicants will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the testing of the infant cohort (120 infants). Applicants will mainly carry out home test visits to collect language data at 15, 18, 24 and 30 months and with data coding.

Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with linguistic coding in Praat or a related method would be essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 18 December 2020 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.

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Informal inquiries about this post may be made to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 19 May 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ18849 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Centre Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 15, 2019.

Applications are invited for a part-time (ideally 20-25 hours per week) Research Centre Co-ordinator to support the activities of Prof Zoe Kourtzi, Lead PI of the Adaptive Brain Lab (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk)

The post-holder has responsibility for providing a broad range of administrative services to support the active research of the labs, and supporting the PI in its day-to-day running. This includes pre- and post-award research grant administration, co-ordinating the production of research documentation, financial management of resources, organizing volunteers for experimental research and databases and ensuring research compliance for such studies.

This is a wide-ranging position which would suit a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working in a diverse team and able to perform effectively under multiple demands. Applicants should be educated to first degree level and have experience in a similar administrative position, ideally within a research setting. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential, as is a meticulous attention to detail. Comprehensive IT skills for administration including the use of databases are required. A high standard of numeracy with proven ability in budget creation and managing resources are essential. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to summarise information and provide advice.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance. There is a possibility of extension until end September 2022.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 April 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ18833 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Marie Curie (ITN) Early Stage Researcher (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 11, 2019.

An early stage researcher position is available to work in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Adaptive Brain Lab (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk). The project forms part of the Marie Curie Action ¿ Innovative Training Network: DyViTo (https://dyvito.wordpress.com) and aims to uncover how the brain learns to represent objects and make optimal perceptual decisions. We aim to shed light on how we perceive 3D shapes, and learn to assign them into meaningful categories. The successful applicant will combine behavioural paradigms, with state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational modeling (including deep learning approaches for visual recognition). They will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering and industrial design.

Please see the Further Particulars document for the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions procedure.

Applicants should have a Masters and/or First Degree, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics). They must satisfy the eligibility requirements that apply to all Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers: they cannot be in possession of a PhD qualification, and should not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months before appointment.

The successful applicant will receive the full Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher allowances as set by the European Commission: €52,095 per annum before employer costs (indicative £ sum: £33,665 per annum gross salary after employer costs deducted, using estimated £:€ rate of 1.2). Additional annual allowance available for eligible fellows with family dependents: €6000 before employer costs. Salaries are subject to normal UK deductions (income tax, NI and pension contributions where applicable).

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

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Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 12 May 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD as part of this training programme please complete the University GRADSAF application form https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply

Please note that the current deadline for applications to the department of Psychology is 26 April 2019. (https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/study/grads/prosp-stu-pg/copyofphd-in-psychology)

With your GRADSAF application you will be required to submit (i) a draft research proposal outlining your suitability, why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, your background and research interests. (ii) your CV stating your citizenship and years of residence in the UK if applicable (iii) copies of your academic transcripts (iv) details of two academic referees.

Please inform Sarah Briggs (graduateoffice@psychol.cam.ac.uk) when you have made an application, please add 'DyViTo Studentship in Computational cognitive neuroscience' to the subject line of your e-mail.

Please quote reference PJ18795 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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