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Research Assistant Psychology (Fixed Term)

As part of an international research project on developing effective interventions to counter false information in India, the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is seeking a Research Assistant who is familiar with the media landscape in India.

The Research Assistant will work on a project that enables information literacy and resilience to false information online. Specifically, the candidate will work on the development and testing of a series of instruments aimed at reducing susceptibility to and sharing of false information on social media in India. This research project is funded jointly by Google Jigsaw and the Alfred Landecker Foundation . The post-holder will be responsible for a range of duties, including but not limited to:

Developing and elaborating research objectives in line with the core principles of the project.

Designing and carrying out experimental and survey research

Helping to develop, design and deploy evidence-based tools and experimental interventions to combat false information

Collecting, analysing, interpreting and visualising quantitative data

(Contributing to) writing up results for peer review

Liaising and collaborating with project partners

Building internal and external contacts and participating in networks for the exchange of knowledge and to form relationships for future collaboration

Presenting findings to a range of relevant international stakeholders including policy makers, practitioners and non-subject matter experts.

The position is to start in November of 2022 and the position is available until 30th June 2023 in the first instance, but may be subject to renewal if additional funding is acquired. The post-holder will work with Prof. Sander van der Linden and Dr Jon Roozenbeek on measuring the proliferation and influence of false information on platforms such as WhatsApp and Signal, and the development of instruments to measure and potentially reduce susceptibility to misinformation.

The successful candidate will join the renowned Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, led by Prof. Sander van der Linden. 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 supported to apply for funding relevant to their future career development

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2023 in the first instance.

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For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Sander van der Linden (sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Jon Roozenbeek (jjr51@cam.ac.uk)

Closing Date: Sunday 25th September 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ33049 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IT Manager

The Department of Psychology is a flagship institution within the University of Cambridge and a world-class environment for research and teaching. It is a thriving, friendly and dynamic community of staff and students, perfectly-sized to promote engaging and productive collaborations that cover the full breadth of activity within the field. It is also very outward-looking and agile, with outstanding international and cross-disciplinary connections.

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and confident IT Manager to help us to design and build a new IT service for the department. This will be a hands-on role requiring depth and breadth of technical skills and experience, ideally gained in a similar HE environment with exposure to administration, teaching and research functions and processes. Outstanding communication and relationship-building skills are also essential in order to build and manage a small team of IT staff, and to create an excellent and confidence-inspiring user support service.

The University Information Services department provides a very high level of core services and support that will form the fundamental platform upon which this role will build our departmental services. Additionally, the role will be well supported by the department, and by the Head of School IT, and by colleagues in similar roles within other university departments. A wide range of training and personal and career development opportunities is also available. This is a wonderful, rich and rewarding environment in which to grow.

If you have the technical skills to deliver a capable and resilient IT service, and the personality and drive to create an outstanding support culture, please do apply and we'll be delighted to hear from you.

Previous applicants for this position need not apply.

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For informal inquiries, please contact Fiona Craig fcc21@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Tuesday 27th September 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ32999 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching and General Office Administrator (Part Time)

The Department of Psychology is looking for positive and friendly Teaching and General Office Administrator to join our professional services team. The department has an active wellbeing programme and is supportive of agile working, fully engaging with new ways of working.

This is a new role providing an exciting opportunity to be part of a supportive department that is proactive in providing training and career development for all staff. Primarily based in the teaching office, the successful candidate will provide general administrative support to the Teaching Coordinator and other team leads across the department as the need arises. This role will provide the prospect of experiencing working within a variety of areas of the department, providing training and development opportunities.

We require an administrator with a proactive approach to their work, who will use their initiative and provide a high level of accuracy and effective time management, and can work both independently and as part of a team to provide good levels of service to staff and students. You will have good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills as well as a flexible approach to work. The ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload is important. You need to be IT literate and have experience of working with IT systems for daily communication.

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 are welcomed and should be directed to Richard Sellens rs829@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ32625 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

The post holder will join a team investigating some of the beneficial cognitive, affective and behavioural effects of appreciating art and aesthetic objects, as part of the 3-year interdisciplinary project "Higher Values: Aesthetic Experiences, Transcendence, and Prosociality," which is funded by the Templeton Religion Trust.

The successful post holder should ideally be passionate about the empirical study of art, aesthetic experiences, and/or moral psychology.

The successful post holder will become part of an interdisciplinary team, which is composed of psychologists and philosophers: Professor Simone Schnall, who is Director of the project, is an expert in experimental social psychology, and particularly on moral psychology and the cognitive effects of the emotions; and Dr Ryan P. Doran, who is Co-Director of the project, is an expert on philosophical aesthetics and experimental philosophy, and particularly on the relationship between beauty and moral cognition. Under the guidance of the Director and Co-Director, the successful post holder will work closely with a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) for the duration of the project.

The key responsibilities of the post are as follows: assist in conducting reviews of relevant literatures in social psychology, moral psychology, philosophical aesthetics, aesthetic psychology and the psychology of art; assist in designing online and lab studies to test the effect of appreciating art and aesthetic objects on various outcomes, including construal level, value-based thinking, and prosocial behaviour, in collaboration with the Director, Co-Director and PDRA (for qualified candidates); assist in building databases of stimuli, and getting copyright permissions (where appropriate); collecting data in field studies, with the assistance of third-year undergraduates; running participants for lab studies; completing data-entry tasks; assisting in conducting appropriate statistical analyses of the data collected, under the guidance of the Director, Co-Director, and PDRA (for qualified candidates); assisting in writing up the research findings in journal articles, in collaboration with the Director, Co-Director, and PDRA (for qualified candidates); organising and running an interdisciplinary workshop in year 3 of the project, in collaboration with the PDRA; supervising final-year undergraduate mini-projects related to the project (for qualified candidates); assisting the Director and Co-Director with administrative duties associated with the grant. 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.

The successful post holder will need to hold a degree in a relevant field (such as psychology, neuroscience, etc.) by the start date of the post. They should have a strong interest in the fields of aesthetic psychology and the psychology of art, and/or social psychology (and particularly moral psychology). They should have a strong interest in the arts, and especially the visual arts.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2025 in the first instance.

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For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Simone Schnall ss877@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Week commencing 19th September 2022

Please quote reference PJ32666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The post holder will join a team investigating some of the beneficial cognitive, affective and behavioural effects of appreciating art and aesthetic objects, as part of the 3-year interdisciplinary project "Higher Values: Aesthetic Experiences, Transcendence, and Prosociality," which is funded by the Templeton Religion Trust.

The ideal post holder will be passionate about the empirical study of art and aesthetic experiences, and have past experience of conducting experimental and empirical studies on art and aesthetic experiences and/or morality.

The successful post holder will become part of an interdisciplinary team, which is composed of psychologists and philosophers: Professor Simone Schnall, who is Director of the project, is an expert in experimental social psychology, and particularly on moral psychology and the cognitive effects of the emotions; and Dr Ryan P. Doran, who is Co-Director of the project, is an expert on philosophical aesthetics and experimental philosophy, and particularly on the relationship between beauty and moral cognition. Under the guidance of the Director and Co-Director, the successful post holder will work closely with a research assistant for the duration of the project, and will be expected to supervise final-year undergraduate student projects.

The key responsibilities of the post are as follows: conducting reviews of relevant literatures in social psychology, moral psychology, philosophical aesthetics, aesthetic psychology and the psychology of art; designing online and lab studies to test the effect of appreciating art and aesthetic objects on various outcomes, including construal level, value-based thinking, and prosocial behaviour, in collaboration with the Director and Co-Director; building databases of stimuli, with the assistance of the RA and third-year undergraduates; collecting data in field studies, with the assistance of the RA and third-year undergraduates; conducting appropriate statistical analyses of the data collected, under the guidance of the Director and Co-Director; writing up the research findings in journal articles, in collaboration with the Director and Co-Director; supervising the RA and third-year undergraduate students; establishing connections with galleries and museums to conduct field studies; working with our existing partners in Cambridge's world-leading collections to conduct field studies; presenting the research findings at conferences and workshops; organising an interdisciplinary workshop in year 3 of the project, together with the RA; supervising final-year student projects related to the larger project; assisting the Director and Co-Director with administrative duties associated with the grant. 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.

The successful post holder will need to hold a PhD in a relevant field (such as social psychology, aesthetic psychology or the psychology of art, or experimental philosophy) by the start date of the post. They should have strong experimental and statistical skills, or a commitment to acquire them quickly and independently. They should have a good knowledge of the fields of aesthetic psychology and the psychology of art, and social psychology (and particularly moral psychology), or a commitment to acquire this knowledge quickly and independently.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2025 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.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Simone Schnall ss877@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Week commencing 19th September

Please quote reference PJ32667 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Finance Assistant

The Department of Psychology is seeking an enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join our friendly professional services team. The role holder provides support to the Finance coordinator in delivering a service to the Department. Particular areas of support include purchase invoices, sales invoices, expense claims and answering general queries. The role also has remit to cover the department's main reception from time to time.

The ideal candidate will be educated to 'A' level standard and have accounts administration experience. The role holder will the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy whilst working to tight deadlines in a busy environment/under pressure. They will also have a good level of communication and computer skills.

In return we offer an encouraging, supportive and inclusive environment with an opportunity for the role holder to cultivate and progress their career. Our department delivers an active wellbeing programme and fully supports agile working best practices.

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 are welcome and should be directed to Sam Day (sjd85@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PJ32509 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

As part of an international research project on developing effective interventions to counter health and vaccine-related misinformation, the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Specifically, the candidate will work on the development and testing of a series of psychological inoculation interventions aimed at reducing susceptibility to and sharing of health misinformation. This research project is funded by the American Psychological Association (APA) in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Dartmouth College.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with the Bad News game or other active or gamified inoculation interventions. We are also looking for expertise in the psychometric assessment of susceptibility to misinformation. The post-holder will be responsible for a range of duties, including but not limited to:

Developing and elaborating research objectives in line with the core principles of the project.

Designing and carrying out experimental and survey research

Helping to develop, design and deploy evidence-based tools and experimental interventions to combat misinformation.

Collecting, analysing, interpreting and visualising quantitative data

(Contributing to) writing up results for peer review

Liaising and collaborating with project partners

Building internal and external contacts and participating in networks for the exchange of knowledge and to form relationships for future collaboration

Presenting findings to a range of relevant international stakeholders including policy makers, practitioners and non-subject matter experts.

This position is available until 30th May 2023 in the first instance, but may be subject to renewal if additional funding is acquired. The post-holder will work with Prof. Sander van der Linden and Dr Jon Roozenbeek.

The successful candidate will join the renowned Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, led by Prof. Sander van der Linden. 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 supported to apply for funding relevant to their future career development.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 May 2023 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.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Sander van der Linden sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Jon Roozenbeek (jjr51@cam.ac.uk).

Closing Date: Friday 12th August 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 15th August 2022

Please quote reference PJ32496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant - Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a full-time Research Assistant to join the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, engage in research activities in computational neuroscience at the Adaptive Brain Lab (https://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk) led by Prof Zoe Kourtzi and in collaboration with Prof Yashar Ahmadian, Dept of Engineering.

The research will involve developing and implementing computational models and machine learning (including reinforcement learning, machine learning) approaches that synthesise behavioural and brain imaging data to understand the neural basis of perceptual decisions and learning. Research in the Adaptive Brain lab aims to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience. We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines ultra high-field neuroimaging (e.g. 7T brain imaging: MR Spectroscopy, laminar fMRI) with computational modelling (mechanistic circuit modelling, Bayesian data analysis, reinforcement learning), human electrophysiology (EEG) and interventional methods (neuropharmacology, TMS, TDCs).

The successful applicant will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface of computational science and cognitive neuroscience.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

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Applicants should have a First Degree, or equivalent experience, together with a strong academic track record in a relevant area (e.g., Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Psychology). Experience with computational modelling and programming skills are highly desirable. Above all, applicant should demonstrate enthusiasm to develop new knowledge, openness to learn new approaches and willingness to contribute to a multidisciplinary team across sectors (academia, industry).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Zoe Kourtzi: zk240@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ32455 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Centre for Family Research (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a skilled postdoctoral Research Associate in developmental psychology to join the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, working under the supervision of the Centre Director Professor Pasco Fearon. A PhD in developmental psychology or a closely related discipline is essential, as is experience in multivariate longitudinal data analysis and statistical programming skills, ideally in R.

You must be an excellent communicator and some teaching experience would be an advantage. The successful candidate will support a range of research activities within the Centre, focusing particularly on longitudinal data analysis of large-scale studies of child development, including data from the newly launched Children of the 2020s Study and the Early Life Cohort Feasibility Study.

The post will also involve close collaboration with colleagues in Cambridge in Psychology, Psychiatry and the Faculty of Medicine, and with colleagues leading key genetically informative cohort studies, including the Early Growth and Development Study in the USA and MoBa in Norway.

The successful candidate would also be involved in developing research proposals, grant writing, organizing seminars and impact/policy activities.

You would be joining a vibrate research community at the Centre for Family Research and the Department of Psychology, with ample opportunities for career development in both research and teaching. You will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS check.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).

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For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Pasco Fearon at pf380@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 21 August 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: Week commencing 5th September 2022

Please quote reference PJ32453 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate Psychology (Fixed Term)

As part of an international research project on developing effective interventions to counter misinformation in India, the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, who will work on the development and testing of a series of instruments aimed at reducing susceptibility to and sharing of misinformation on social media in India. This research project is funded jointly by Google Jigsaw, the Omidyar Network, and the Alfred Landecker Foundation.

The post-holder will be responsible for a range of duties, including but not limited to: Developing and elaborating research objectives in line with the core principles of the project

Designing and carrying out experimental and survey research

Helping to develop, design and deploy evidence-based tools and experimental interventions to combat misinformation Collecting, analysing, interpreting and visualising quantitative data

(Contributing to) writing up results for peer review

Liaising and collaborating with project partners

Building internal and external contacts and participating in networks for the exchange of knowledge and to form relationships for future collaboration

Presenting findings to a range of relevant international stakeholders including policy makers, practitioners and non-subject matter experts

This position s available until 30th June 2023 in the first instance, but may be subject to renewal if additional funding is acquired. The post-holder will work with Prof. Sander van der Linden and Dr Jon Roozenbeek on measuring the proliferation and influence of (mis)information on platforms such as WhatsApp and Signal, and the development of instruments to measure and potentially reduce susceptibility to misinformation.

The successful candidate will join the renowned Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab, led by Prof. Sander van der Linden. 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 supported to apply for funding relevant to their future career development.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Sander van der Linden (sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Jon Roozenbeek (jjr51@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2023 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.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Sander van der Linden (sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Jon Roozenbeek (jjr51@cam.ac.uk)

Closing Date: Friday 12th August 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ32444 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Head of Administration

The Department of Psychology is offering an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and focused department who enjoy working in an inclusive, supportive and proactive culture where all staff are valued and developed. The experienced person will be highly motivated and continue to support this positive culture across teaching, research and professional services. You will join us with the skills to handle the diverse and varied workload that comes with the role, combining the ability to manage both projects and operational tasks concurrently.

The Head of Administration is the most senior professional services role within the Department of Psychology, with overall responsibility for all professional services staff and delivery of key services across the department. Working closely with the Head of Department and senior leadership team to advise, review, create, and drive the strategic priorities of the department, identifying and successfully managing complex agendas/policies/initiatives within the University's structure to balance the needs of individuals, teams, the Department, School and University. The role requires close collaboration with other departments in the School of the Biological Sciences, and with colleagues in the university's central administration to deliver high levels of service. 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 currently holds over 70 active research grants with an approximate value of £33M. The Department introduced a new undergraduate Tripos in 2012, the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos, which has proved extremely popular.

The Department is based in four buildings across the Downing Site and New Museums site, 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 currently has exciting estates projects in progress across its sites with various stakeholders.

The Department Administrator will have experience of management and administration in a complex organisation. The successful candidate will have good leadership skills and be adept at handling challenging situations and facilitating change. The role holder will have proven skills in planning, design and project management, working with internal and external stakeholders, successfully delivering minor and major refurbishment projects. The role holder will be able to engage with the values and aspirations of the School of Biological Sciences research themes as well as the Department and University as a whole.

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Fiona Craig: fcc21@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ32375 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuroinformatics

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

The successful applicant will have expertise in neuroinformatics, focusing on the development and implementation of computational frameworks and data analytics approaches (including AI-guided approaches) for understanding behaviour and cognition across the life span in health and disease.

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.

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.

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

Please quote reference PJ32235 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, to work on a project with Dr. Amy L Milton. The successful candidate will conduct research into the effects of agents targeting dopamine receptors on cognition, motivation and effort relevant to mental health disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and schizophrenia.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting rodent behavioural experiments, statistical analyses of the data, and preparation of the research for publication. Expertise in rodent behavioural work is essential; it is highly desirable that the appointee will have experience of rodent behavioural testing using operant equipment, and will hold a valid UK Home Office Personal Licence for rodent research.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a discipline such as behavioural neuroscience, psychopharmacology or psychology. Applications will be considered if a candidate is currently completing their PhD and has their viva examination scheduled within the next few weeks. There is an expectation that the candidate will have passed before taking up the post, ideally no later than the summer of 2022.

The post is based in central Cambridge and the position is available from 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records) check, an Occupational Health assessment and an enhanced security check. If not held already, the successful candidate will also need to undertake training for a UK Home Office Personal Licence.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Amy L Milton (alm46@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months 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.

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

For informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Amy L Milton (alm46@cam.ac.uk).

Closing Date: Sunday 17th July 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: August 2022

Please quote reference PJ31803 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Neuro-Clinical Data Science (Fixed Term)

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Neuro-Clinical Data Science is available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab (https://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The position will focus on translating AI-guided tools for early detection of brain and mental health disorders to clinical practice (healthcare, clinical trials). The research will involve working on research cohort and clinical data, applying machine learning models to synthesise biological (brain imaging, genetic) and cognitive, epidemiological data, validating AI-guided tools in clinical data, translating these tools for adoption in healthcare and industry settings.

The research activity is at the core of a Wellcome Trust funded Innovator Award that brings together multidisciplinary experts in neuroscience (Prof Zoe Kourtzi, Adaptive Brain Lab), machine learning (Prof Carola Schönlieb, Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) Group), clinical practice (Dr Tim Rittman, Clinical Neuroscience), clinical informatics (Dr Guy Williams, Clinical Neuroscience) with healthcare innovation (Eastern AHSN) and pharmaceutical industry partners (AstraZeneca).

Our work programme aims to develop a fully deployable AI-guided decision support system to a) aid clinicians in early diagnosis and patient management decisions, b) direct tailored interventions to individual needs, c) inform patient selection for clinical trials. Our work on early prediction of dementia has already gathered significant media interest (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57934589) and has potential to deliver transformative applications in clinical practice.

The successful applicant will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between machine learning, neuroscience, and clinical translation. They will work with teams at the Alan Turing Institute (https://www.turing.ac.uk), the EDoN Initiative (https://edon-initiative.org) spearheaded by Alzheimer's Research UK, b) the Data Science and Neuroscience teams at AstraZeneca.

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, Data Science, Biostatistics, Medicine, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with machine learning, data science, biostatistics, or clinical neuroscience 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, healthcare industry).

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.

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 2 years in the first instance.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 10th July 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ31733 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the Department of Psychology as a part-time (0.6fte) Research Grants Coordinator. The Department holds around 80 active research grants, amounting to approximately £35m.

Working closely with the Research Grants Manager and Research Grants Administrator, 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 post holder will carry out all the administrative functions that support the pre-award and post-award stages, process timesheets, provide regular reports to principal investigators, assist with audits and liaise over grants ending. The post holder will also assist with compiling interim grant reports including staff costs as requested by the Research Office

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 Coordinator and will be line managed by the Research Grants Manager, 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.

In return, we offer an encouraging, supportive and inclusive environment with an opportunity for the role holder to cultivate and progress their career.

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.

The Department currently offers hybrid working and supports a flexible approach to working in the department and from home.

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.

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For informal inquiries, please contact Petra Georgoulis Hluzova ph344@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ31726 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IT Specialist/Manager

The Department of Psychology is a flagship institution within the University of Cambridge and a world-class environment for research and teaching. It is a thriving, friendly and dynamic community of staff and students, perfectly-sized to promote engaging and productive collaborations that cover the full breadth of activity within the field. It is also very outward-looking and agile, with outstanding international and cross-disciplinary connections.

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and confident IT Manager to help us to design and build a new IT service for the department. This will be a hands-on role requiring depth and breadth of technical skills and experience, ideally gained in a similar HE environment with exposure to administration, teaching and research functions and processes. Outstanding communication and relationship-building skills are also essential in order to build and manage a small team of IT staff, and to create an excellent and confidence-inspiring user support service.

The University Information Services department provides a very high level of core services and support that will form the fundamental platform upon which this role will build our departmental services. Additionally, the role will be well supported by the department, and by the Head of School IT, and by colleagues in similar roles within other university departments. A wide range of training and personal and career development opportunities is also available. This is a wonderful, rich and rewarding environment in which to grow. If you have the technical skills to deliver a capable and resilient IT service, and the personality and drive to create an outstanding support culture, please do apply, we'll be delighted to hear from you.

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 PJ31704 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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