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Project Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab at the University of Cambridge is looking for an enthusiastic project coordinator to work on an international, multi-year research project for 2 days or 4 mornings per week (0.4FTE). This exciting role supports the research team, which will investigate the influence of misinformation (broadly defined) on information resilience, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine uptake worldwide. The role will support the team in its effort to conduct world-class research on information resilience, and grow into a global knowledge database.

The Project Coordinator will provide a critical foundation for the team by providing a high level of administrative assistance and project management support, which in turn will ensure the work to support the rest of the organisation runs smoothly. Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab's work.

This is an interesting and varied role focusing on all aspects of research project coordination. The role holder will facilitate the efficient running of the project, create and maintain documents, develop project plans to ensure the smooth running and success of the project. The role holder will monitor the grant on behalf of the research group, notify team members of expenditure on the project and inform the team of project deadlines. Key to this is clear and effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders.

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 health assessment.

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.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Sander van der Linden: sv395@cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 26th July 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PJ27168 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.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

As part of an international, multi-year research project on measuring, monitoring, and countering the global spread of misinformation sponsored by the UK government, the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will work on the influence of misinformation (broadly defined) around the world, with a particular focus on vaccine hesitancy and vaccine uptake.

The Lab consists of a diverse team of interdisciplinary researchers united by a common interest in basic and translational behavioural science research. There will be opportunities for collaboration with leading national and international researchers, as well as government agencies (both within and outside of the UK), social media companies, NGOs and other stakeholders.

The post-holder will be well supported in their professional development, with opportunities for developing skills and knowledge. The Investigators will work with the post-holder to develop a bespoke training and development plan that will focus on the skills and experience they need to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the project and to progress their career. The post-holder will also be encouraged and supported to apply for funding relevant to their future career development.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Sander van der Linden: sv395 @cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 25th July 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PJ27106 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.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

As part of an international, multi-year research project on measuring, monitoring, and countering the global spread of misinformation sponsored by the UK government, the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is seeking a Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work on understanding, measuring, and developing interventions to counter misinformation (broadly defined) around the world, with a particular focus on vaccine hesitancy.

The Lab consists of a diverse team of interdisciplinary researchers united by a common interest in basic and translational behavioural science research. There will be opportunities for collaboration with leading national and international researchers, as well as government agencies (both within and outside of the UK), social media companies, NGOs and other stakeholders.

The post-holder will be well supported in their professional development, with opportunities for developing skills and knowledge. The Investigators will work with the post-holder to develop a bespoke training and development plan that will focus on the skills and experience they need to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the project and to progress their career. The post-holder will also be encouraged and supported to apply for funding relevant to their future career development.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to either Dr Sander van der Linen (sv395@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Jon Roozenbeek (jjr51@cam.ac.uk).

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Fiona Lyall Grant who is responsible for recruitment to this position (hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PJ27099 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.

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics x 2 (Fixed Term)

Research Associate: £32,816-£40,322

Senior Research Associate*: £41,526-£52,559

*NB: Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of the University of Cambridge School of Biological Sciences.

2 x post-doctoral Research Associate positions in in Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics are available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The positions will focus on the development and implementation of state-of-the-art machine learning approaches and image analysis techniques for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. The research activity is at the core of the Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases initiative (EDoN: https://edon-initiative.org), an international, innovative project spearheaded by Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity and funded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. The project builds on interdisciplinary collaboration between Prof Zoe Kourtzi, University of Cambridge, Alzheimer's Research UK, and the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. The project will involve developing advanced machine learning approaches to mine digital (i.e. mobile tech, wearable), biological (blood markers, brain imaging, genetic) and cognitive data from large-scale cohort studies for the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidates will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between cognitive neuroimaging, computational modelling, and clinical translation.

The successful candidates will be integrated members of EDoN and will develop machine learning models which are capable of detecting initial disease manifestations and predicting individuals' risk of developing dementia decades before the onset of cognitive decline. They will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between machine learning, neuroscience, and clinical translation and will work with close collaboration with the EDoN team, the Alan Turing Institute, the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) Group, and the National Physics Laboratory - Digital Health programme. Applicants should have a PhD, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area: Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Medicine.

Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with machine learning, data science, biostatistics, or clinical neuroscience and neuroimaging are highly beneficial. Above all, they will demonstrate enthusiasm to contribute new knowledge, openness to learn new approaches and willingness to contribute to a multidisciplinary team across sectors (academia, industry).

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 1 year in the first instance with the possibility of a 2 year extension.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 4th July 2021. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PJ26880 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.

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Professorship of Family Research

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Family Research invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Family Research, broadly defined (including approaches from social science, inter-generational studies, developmental science, human genetics, or combinations thereof) and will require the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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: professorships@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 14 June 2021.

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 PJ26398 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.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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 incremental language processing using MEG neuroimaging data.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (at the University of Cambridge http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk). We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG and fMRI data-sets, and in particular multivariate methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses. One major current focus is to combine these methods with a variety of computational models [eg the new generation of transformer-based language models (BERT, GPT3), or RNN/LSTM models, to understand how they can illuminate our research going forward.

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 1 year post, starting as soon as possible.

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Fiona Lyall Grant who is responsible for recruitment to this position (hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PJ26297 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.

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