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Research Assistant (Part-Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 15, 2018.

A position for a Research Assistant (RA) is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge to work on a project investigating socio-cognitive abilities of individuals with autism (ASD), those with mirror-touch synaesthesia (individuals who experience touch when observing another person being touched), and typical adults. The post is funded by an ESRC grant awarded to Dr Idalmis Santiesteban. The successful candidate will work closely with the PI to ensure the goals of the project are met. He/she will be primarily responsible for the designing, programming and running of experiments, ensuring that they meet ethical guidelines, recruiting and testing participants as well as data analysis and reporting.

The applicant will have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology or a related scientific discipline. S/he will be used to working independently and have excellent organisation skills. Previous experience in conducting research and collecting data, excellent computer skills (including use of SPSS) and communication skills are essential. Experience of working with individuals with autism and / or using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), or fMRI are desirable. Programming experience (Matlab, Python, EPrime) are also desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 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 are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Idalmis Santiesteban(is405@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing time for applications is 31 January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14548 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants Administrator (Fixed Term) or Secondment Opportunity

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 08, 2018.

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 per annum.

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.

The ideal candidate 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 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, emails, and use of bespoke financial or reporting systems, are also a requirement. Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. This role is also open as a 2 year secondment opportunity. Please make it clear on your application form if you are applying for the secondment.

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

Please note the closing time for applications is 31 January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14471 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.

Cleaner (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 05, 2018.

We are seeking an additional cleaner to join our team to provide cleaning to a high standard in this friendly Department.

Duties involve carrying out general cleaning including; research areas, offices, teaching and meeting rooms, kitchens, communal areas, stairways and toilets.

You will be required to work for 3 hrs 45 mins each weekday, starting at 8.00 am.

Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential, as full training will be given.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo 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 James Glasberg(jg286@cam.ac.uk).

If preferred a CV and covering letter may be sent to Mr Glasberg at the Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3EB.

Please note the closing time for applications is 21 January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14461 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.