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PA to HoD and DA

The Department of Psychology is seeking an experienced PA to support the Head of Department and the Departmental Administrator. The Department of Psychology is a large teaching and research Department in the School of Biological Sciences with approximately 30 University Teaching Officers, 200 members of staff and 100 postgraduate students.

The role provides a comprehensive PA service to the Head of Department and the Departmental Administrator to ensure the efficient and effective management of their time and work. The role holder will ensure the efficient management of collaborative/administrative projects involving a range of University Departments/Units and external institutions, by putting in place all requisite processes and procedures. The role holder also prepares, attends and records minutes and acts on administrative tasks that may arise out of committee meetings. The role coordinates and processes visitor's applications and also organizes and manages events and seminars for the department.

The role holder is expected to take a proactive and flexible approach to their work and will have relevant PA/administrative experience, IT skills and excellent organization skills. The role holder should be able to use their own initiative as well as having the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 5 April 2020. 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 PJ22846 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)

EEG/MEG Research Assistant

Neural Mechanisms underpinning Developmental Language Disorders

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to help with both the behavioural testing and the EEG and MEG components of a 3-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and language development in children with DLD (funds for this role are available for 2 years in the first instance). 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: https://www.cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The position is available from 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of running EEG and/or MEG experiments, ideally involving an EGI system. Applicants will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the behavioural testing, the EEG laboratory and the MEG testing. Applicants will carry out school test visits during some periods of the project. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with children would be an advantage.

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 an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 March 2020. 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 PJ22752 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.

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Head of Administration

The Department of Psychology offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to join the team as Departmental Administrator. This leadership position reports to the Head of Department, and combines the functions of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Administration. As Department Administrator, you will directly manage 8 people and will have responsibility for all professional services staff (c.30) who provide services in HR, finance, research and teaching support, buildings and facilities, committees, internal and external communications, compliance and other operational areas.

You will advise the Head of Department, and other senior academic staff, on strategy, planning and policy issues and options. The role requires close collaboration with other departments in the School of the Biological Sciences, and with colleagues in the university's central administration.

The Department is one of the world's leading psychology departments with an exceptional record of research and teaching in all areas of psychology. It was recently rated second in the world for research and currently holds 90 active research grants with an approximate value of £31M. The Department introduced a new undergraduate Tripos in 2012, the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos, which is proving extremely popular.

The Department is based in four buildings across the New Museums and Downing Sites, in addition to staff based at the Innes Building in West Cambridge and the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour at Madingley. The Department also houses a well-used Library and the SBS Electronics Workshop.

The Department Administrator will have experience of management and administration in a complex organization. The successful candidate will have skills in team leadership, problem-solving, change management, planning, resource management, contributing to strategy, and working effectively with staff, students and external stakeholders. The role holder will be able to engage with the values and aspirations of a research intensive Department and University. You will join us with the ability to handle a diverse and varied workload, with the ability to manage both projects and operational tasks concurrently. Experience in a senior administrative role within a Higher Education environment is highly desirable.

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For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Dr Jeanne Estabel, (je353@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 29 March 2020. 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 PJ22683 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.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

A research assistant position is available in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The post holder will join the current research team on a project funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund studying how attentional and motor skills in young children with genetic disorders (Down syndrome and Williams syndrome) affect their learning in everyday settings, such as during play between parent and child. The post-holder will lead the recruitment and testing sessions of children with and without genetic disorders under 5 years of age and their parents using head-mounted eye-tracking, remote eye-tracking, and behavioural testing.

It should be noted that members of the team will be required to work flexibly on some weekends to accommodate the availability of the families, taking weekdays off in lieu. The post-holder will also be responsible for data entry and data coding, and assist with report writing and dissemination of results if required. The appointee will also be expected to carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

For more details on Key Responsibilities and the Person Profile please see Further Particulars attachment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months 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.

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Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Hana D'Souza (hd425@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 12 February 2020 . 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 PJ22239 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term) in the Emotional Cognition Lab

The emotional cognition lab at the University of Cambridge (https://dt492.user.srcf.net/) is looking to recruit a research assistant/associate to support the project titled "How does emotional/motivational salience modulates episodic memory recall", funded jointly by the Isaac Newton Trust, Wellcome Trust ISSF, and they University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme.

The successful applicant will contribute to the design and implementation of a research programme testing the predictions of a computational model of memory (Talmi et al., Psychological Review, 2019). Working in close collaboration with Dr Talmi, they will have an opportunity to further develop their theoretical understanding of memory and experimental design skills, as well as gain experience in collecting and analysing behavioural and electrophysiological data. Applicants with a computational background will be able to engage more extensively with the computational modelling strand of the research.

Successful Applicants should have a PhD or Masters and/or First Degree together with a strong academic track record in the experimental psychology of human memory and cognitive neuroscience more broadly. They should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in shaping, implementing and disseminating own research projects in the context of their degree work to date. Experience working in a neuroimaging laboratory (especially EEG) is highly desirable and a command

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2021 in the first instance.

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

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For an informal discussion about the post please contact Deborah Talmi (dt492@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 23 February 2020 . 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 PJ22226 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

The Department of Psychology invites applications for an Established University Lectureship to be taken up from 1 October 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have expertise in human memory and cognition from a cognitive neuroscience and/or computational perspective. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes. Candidates should have a strong record of research funding. Candidates must also demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong evidence of research excellence. Appointment will be to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period of five years. The post is based in central Cambridge

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mark Johnson (mj492@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 16 February 2020 . 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 PJ22092 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.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) in Cognitive Computational Neuroimaging

A post-doctoral Research Associate or Assistant position in Cognitive Computational Neuroimaging is available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Univ of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The position will focus on advanced ultra high-field neuroimaging (e.g. 7T brain imaging) in combination with computational modelling (Bayesian modelling, reinforcement learning, machine learning), interventional methods (neuropharmacology, TMS, TDCs) and cognitive genetics.

Research in the lab aims to understand how humans of all ages (healthy and patients with neurocognitive disorders) translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning. We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, multimodal brain imaging (MRI, MRS, EEG, MEG, TMS, TDCs) cognitive genetics, and state-of-the-art computational methods (Bayesian modelling, reinforcement learning, machine learning). We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand adaptive behaviours in health and neurocognitive disorders.

The successful applicant will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between cognitive neuroimaging, computational modelling, and clinical translation.

Applicants should have a PhD, Masters and/or First Degree, or equivalent experience, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Genetics, Medicine). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with brain imaging preferable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 4 February 2020 . Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ21909 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) in Machine Learning for Precision Mental Health

A post-doctoral Research Associate or Assistant position in Machine Learning for Precision Mental Health is available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Univ of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) and Prof Carola Schönlieb at the Cambridge Image Analysis Group, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.

The position will focus on the development and implementation of state-of-the-art machine learning approaches and image analysis techniques for early diagnosis of mental health disorders (e.g. dementia, mood-related disorders). The research will involve mining biological (brain imaging, genetic) and cognitive data from large-scale cohort studies with advanced machine learning methods to determine markers for early disease diagnosis. The aim of the research is to develop biologically-inspired artificial systems for precision mental health by bringing together expertise in machine learning, data science, neuroscience, and clinical practice.

The successful applicant will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between machine learning, neuroscience, and clinical translation and will work in collaboration with The Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare, and the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

Applicants should have a PhD, Masters and/or First Degree, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Neuroscience, Medicine). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with machine learning and data science are highly beneficial.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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 should be directed to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk) or Prof Carola Schönlieb (cbs31@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 4 February 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ21907 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

A Research Associate or Assistant position in Ultra-High Field Neuroimaging is available to work at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Univ of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) in collaboration with the 7T MRI Physics team at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) in Cambridge.

The successful applicant will gain experience developing novel methods for ultra high-field 7T imaging in close collaboration with Chris Rodgers and Guy Williams. They will play a key role in enabling new developments in Ultra-high field neuroimaging at the interface between two research groups (7T MRI group, Adaptive Brain Lab). They will also help the 7T MRI Physics group develop protocols and data analysis pipelines relevant to other users of the facility. Key interests for 7T MRI in Cambridge include cognitive neuroscience, and clinical applications in dementia, stroke, head injury, and neurodevelopment. Particular applications of 7T MRI in Cambridge so far include layer-resolved functional imaging, high-resolution structural imaging and neurotransmitter spectroscopy. For example, we are interested in developing more advanced methods for spectroscopic imaging in the brain; or using the 7T Terra's excellent parallel transmit capabilities to study deep brain structures, and their functional connectivity to the cortex; or in improving methods for imaging patients who are prone to motion; or other innovative method-development projects.

We have a wealth of equipment available for 7T MRI research in Cambridge. Our Siemens 7T Terra MRI scanner was installed in 2016. It runs the latest VE12U software, including the new single-host parallel transmit concept, which we are actively using for volunteer studies. We have 1H coils for scanning the brain (1Tx 32-channel Rx Nova and 8Tx 32Rx Nova) and knee, and eight different multinuclear coils for brain and body studies. We are embedded within Addenbrooke's Hospital, directly adjacent to neuro-critical-care, giving outstanding access to relevant patient cohorts. We have close collaborative links with the other UK 7T sites in Oxford, Nottingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and London.

Applicants should have a PhD or Masters and/or First Degree together with a strong academic track record in a relevant area (e.g., physics, chemistry, or engineering, or in another subject that provides a solid grounding in MR physics). Experience with pulse sequence programming, experience with high-field neuroimaging and a working knowledge of MRI/MRS physics are preferable. You must be able to pass the safety screening to work in the 7T MRI scanner environment. Prior programming experience is highly desirable and willingness to learn computer programming in C++, Matlab and Python is essential.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Chris Rodgers (ctr28@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 27 January 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ21899 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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