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IT Specialist (Fixed Term; Full-time or Part-time)

An IT specialist or research engineer is sought to support the Adaptive Brain Lab (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk), a research team of 10-15 members based at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.

The role is to ensure effective and efficient function of the computing infrastructure for research at the Adaptive Brain Lab in co-ordination with the University's Information Services.

The lab comprises an international and interdisciplinary mix of neuroscientists and data scientists and has strong links with researchers in Computer Science and Engineering as well as with industrial partners.

The post holder will support research in the lab:
- maintaining and integrating computing hardware and experimental equipment, - ensuring secure data storage and access, - software development and collaboration with research engineers for the development of tools for clinical applications.

This post will suit an enthusiastic, self- motivated candidate who is keen to develop IT skills and progress their career within a cross-disciplinary research environment that bridges cutting-edge research in brain and data science with translation to clinical applications.

A bachelor's (or higher) degree (in computer science, engineering, math or other related field), Level 6 vocational qualification or equivalent level of experience is required. Strong computer programming skills (Matlab, Python, C) are desirable.

Excellent organization skills, the ability to provide training and support to others, work collaboratively in a team and maintain strong local and international working relationships are essential.

This position is offered on a full time or part-time basis, part-time minimum is 2 days per week.

The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a further extension.

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

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For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Zoe Kourtzi zk240@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 12th May 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ30917 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist

The Department of Psychology is looking for positive and customer focused Receptionist to join our inclusive friendly professional services team. This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a supportive department proactive in providing training and career development opportunities for all staff.

Based at the Department of Psychology, the successful candidate will be committed to providing the department with a welcoming and diverse front-of-house service. Often acting as the first point of contact (either in person, email or by telephone) it is essential the role holder demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and a calm professionalism at all times. High standards of customer service is of central importance to this post, so adopting a helpful and approachable manner is essential.

The role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities across several operational functions; from clerical based tasks to assisting with H&S, security and facilities related duties. This also includes assisting with the Department's active wellbeing programme. At times, there will be a requirement to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility to successfully manage a varied workload, whilst dealing with competing demands.

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.

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Informal enquiries can be made to Fiona Lyall Grant hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ30892 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IT specialist

We are recruiting an IT Specialist to provide a wide range of IT support to the Department of Psychology. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly team working in an inclusive environment that is both supportive and encouraging of career development.

This post will suit an enthusiastic self- motivated team leader who is keen to develop IT skills and progress their career within a busy, diverse department within the School of Biological Sciences. This includes supporting a wide range of research groups, delivery of online and in person teaching, agile working and future IT department/School IT strategy. It is essential the role holder supports the full width of research, teaching and administration within the department.

A willingness to find solutions and an agile approach to tasks is a must in this frontline role. The ability to multi-task in a busy environment and effectively prioritise is essential. You will need to be adept at handling conversations with non-technical colleagues and thrive on resolving users' problems and managing their expectations.

The role holder will be responsible for developing and supporting the IT applications, systems and platforms that underpin the departments activities. The role holder leads the IT team in providing a responsive, service-based approach to meet the departments evolving needs.

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 enquiries can be made to Fiona Craig fcc21@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ30794 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for an MRC-funded research associate position commencing 1st July 2022. The successful candidate will be based in the Cambridge Laboratory for Research on Impulsive/Compulsive Disorders (CLIC) led by Professor David Belin. This MRC research project aims to identify the role of striatal astrocytic syncytia in the development of compulsive heroin seeking habits in the rat.

The successful applicant will join a highly interactive group and will ideally have a special interest in the Psychological and neural mechanisms of the individual vulnerability to addiction.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscience subject, preferably neurophysiology/neuropharmacology and a good background in psychology. Relevant experience in behavioural neuroscience, including experimental models of addiction and expertise in one or more of the following: in vivo Fibre photometry, electrophysiology, chemogenetics (DREADD), optogenetics, molecular biology techniques (e.g. qPCR, RNAscope, transcriptomics).

Applicants should have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be able to work well as part of a team.

If you have a proven background in experimental psychology, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we would like to hear from you.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2025 in the first instance.

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

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Informal enquiries can be made to David Belin (bdb26@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PJ30669 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Multimodal Brain Imaging (Fixed Term)

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Multimodal Brain Imaging 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 electrophysiology (EEG), brain imaging (7T fMRI, MR Spectroscopy) and neurocomputational (Bayesian modelling, reinforcement learning, machine learning) studies aiming to understand the mechanisms that support learning and brain plasticity.

The research activity is at the core of a Wellcome Trust funded Collaborative award that brings together a cross-disciplinary team of international experts to investigate the role of GABAergic inhibition in regulating brain network dynamics for adaptive behaviour. Our work programme bridges work across species (humans, animals) and scales (local circuits, global networks) to uncover the network and neurochemical mechanisms that support learning and brain plasticity.

This international collaborative network provides unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary training in innovative methodologies at the interface of human and animal neuroscience, neurotechnology and computational science. Successful applicants will be integrated in a diverse collaborative team and will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and retreats across the network as well as exchange visits across labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary training and collaborative working.

Research in the Adaptive Brain 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 electrophysiology (EEG), ultra high-field neuroimaging (e.g. 7T brain imaging: MR Spectroscopy), computational modelling (Bayesian modelling, reinforcement learning, machine learning), and interventional methods (TMS, TDCs). 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 human and animal neuroscience and computational sciences. Applicants should have a PhD (or submitted at time of appointment) together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with EEG, brain imaging preferable. 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 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)

Please quote reference PJ30491 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a University Assistant Professorship to be taken up from 1 October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have expertise in political psychology from a cognitive and social perspective. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes. Candidates must also demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department. Experience of undergraduate teaching leadership roles is essential.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PJ29999 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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HR Visitor and Compliance Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Psychology to join our friendly team as HR Visitor and Compliance Administrator. The Department of Psychology is a busy teaching and research Department in the School of Biological Sciences with approximately 30 University Teaching Officers, around 150 members of staff and 100 postgraduate students.

This role holder will coordinate the Department visitor management system through the entire lifecycle of the visitor process. The Department of Psychology has upwards of 90 academic/student and collaborative researchers visiting over a year, increasingly these visitors require visas and guidance on the visa application process.

We expect this position to support the School of Biological Sciences with visitor visa queries and to become expert in this area, disseminating best practice to colleagues in the School.

In addition, the position will assist with generalist HR administration, in particular assisting with employee recruitment, engaging temporary workers and processing temporary worker claim forms.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 November 2023 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.

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

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Fiona Lyall Grant: hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ30206 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant EEG/MEG (Fixed Term)

Developmental Dyslexia and Remediating Oscillatory Rhythmic Entrainment

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to join an ongoing longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The role holder will help with the EEG and MEG components of the project. 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 14th of March 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. The successful applicant will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the EEG laboratory and smooth running of the MEG testing. The role holder may also carry out school test visits during some periods of the project and assist with EEG/MEG on related projects. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with children would be an advantage. It is likely that the University will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously a CRB check) on the successful applicant

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2023 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PJ29994 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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