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

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the Department of Psychology for a part-time (0.8fte) 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 new position in the Department 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. This requires a methodical approach with a good eye for detail.

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.

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 can be directed to Fiona Lyall Grant hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday, 18th October 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 PJ28251 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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IT Technician (Fixed Term)

The Department of Psychology is seeking an IT technician to join their IT team. 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.

The post holder will act as the first point of contact for all IT issues/requirements and will liaise and coordinate with one Computer Officer and two 0.5 IT technicians to collectively provide comprehensive support across a variety of computer user needs, from routine to specialised. This includes taking responsibility for the IT ticketing system, prioritising and allocating tasks, ensuring queries and responses are dealt with in a timely manner. The post holder will install hardware and software and keep the configuration management records up to date.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to understand and document process and procedures within an IT context, together with good interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication skills.

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.

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 directed to the Departmental Administrator Fiona Craig (fcc21@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 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 PJ28250 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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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 along with the HR Visitor and Compliance administrator and also organizes and manages events and seminars for the department.

This is an interesting and varied role, which includes some HR administration duties in conjunction with the HR Coordinator, event management and cover for reception.

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.

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 enquiries can be directed to the Departmental Administrator, Fiona Craig fcc21@cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 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 PJ28261 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)

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to work on a longitudinal project investigating auditory and motor processing abilities and language development in infants using EEG and motion capture. 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: http://www.cnebabylab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The position is available from 18th October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics or a related discipline. Experience of working in the MATLAB environment and using EEGlab or similar EEG processing software would be essential, and experience of behavioural testing with infants and toddlers would be an advantage. Applicants will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the final year of the project (120 infants). Applicants will mainly carry out cleaning and pre-processing of EEG data as well as scoring and coding behavioural language assessments. Furthermore, the applicant will be expected to collect language data, via remote video link, with 42-month-old infants. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with linguistic coding would be desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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 Adam Attaheri (aa974@cam.ac.uk) or Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@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 PJ28032 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (computational psychiatry) (Fixed Term)

The Prediction and Learning Lab (www.lawsonlab.co.uk) is looking to recruit a postdoctoral research associate to join our lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. This post involves pharmacological, neuroimaging and computational modeling of adult cognition (including clinical conditions such as autism, anxiety, depression).

The post-holder will be responsible for the design and implementation of behavioural tasks assessing learning, decision-making and perception and the application of learning models (reinforcement, Bayesian, machine) to these data. This will be combined with functional neuroimaging (3T/7T fMRI), physiological recordings and pharmacological interventions. The appointee will be responsible for designing experiments, applying for study ethics, recording and analysing data and preparing the results for publication.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a discipline such as computational psychiatry, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, neuroscience. Applications will be considered if a candidate has their viva examination scheduled in the next few weeks. There is an expectation that the candidate will have passed prior to take up of the post, which ideally will be no later than November 2021.

Proficiency using MATLAB, R, Python or comparable programming languages is essential. The post-holder should have advanced analysis and computational skills, and direct experience of applying computational modelling techniques to human data. The post holder will also help to supervise and train graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.

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 standard 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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Rebecca Lawson (rl337@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 26th September 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 PJ28034 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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Unestablished Teaching Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join the Department of Psychology as a Teaching Associate. The purpose of the role is to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to contribute to undergraduate education within the Department of Psychology and an ability to teach effectively at undergraduate level.

The post-holder will support the Department of Psychology's teaching in Experimental Psychology, including Statistics and Experimental Design, across relevant first- and second-year courses. The post-holder will work in collaboration with relevant Course Organisers and departmental Directors of Teaching, and report to the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching. The post-holder's duties will include the delivery of teaching sessions to undergraduate students, creating and marking informal quiz-style assessments to monitor student progress, and contributing to marking of Part I examinations. The post-holder will also run introductory or refresher technical skills sessions in statistical software packages for Part II project students. The post-holder would be expected to run sessions online in the first instance but in person when possible, in full accordance with governmental and university guidelines for in-person teaching. The role will involve liaising with lecturers, students and administrative staff.

It is essential that the post-holder has a background in Experimental Psychology, and has competence, experience and confidence in programming and related IT skills. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and will ideally have experience of teaching at university level. It is essential that the post-holder is self-motivated, can work independently as well as part of a team, and has good organisational and communication skills.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to take up the post of Teaching Associate on 17 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The interview is projected to take place in mid-October, and will involve a short skills-based test.

Further information may be downloaded from the University website.

Informal queries regarding this post may be sent to:

Dr Lee de-Wit (lhd26@cam.ac.uk) - queries about the role and relevant skills

Ms Josephine Simmonds (jms311@cam.ac.uk) - queries about the application process.

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

Please quote reference PJ28004 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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Unestablished University Lecturer (Part Time)

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a 0.5 FTE unestablished University Lectureship to be taken up from 1 October 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments will be made on a fixed-term basis; funding is available until 30th August 2023.

The successful applicant will have teaching and research expertise in qualitative approaches to psychology. Candidates must have demonstrable experience of teaching qualitative research methods at undergraduate level and demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at undergraduate level within the Department.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong evidence of research excellence. The post is based in central Cambridge.

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 directed to the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching, Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant (kcp1000@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September 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 PJ27981 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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Project Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2022 in the first instance.

The Prediction and Learning Lab (www.lawsonlab.co.uk) at the University of Cambridge is looking for a project coordinator to support a large-scale research project for 2.5 days a week (0.5 FTE). Ideally the post-holder would work five mornings or afternoons per week, but some flexibility is possible.

The research project focusses on new ways to study infant brain development and cognitive health and is part of a large-scale international funding effort (https://wellcomeleap.org/1kd/) and post holder will directly liaise with the funder to report on the project milestones, deliverables and budget.

The Project Coordinator will provide the team with a high level of administrative assistance and project management support, and will liaise effectively across the research team, departmental support staff, and external funder, which will in turn ensure the work to support the rest of the organisation runs smoothly.

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.

Candidates must be educated to at least HND, HNC, level 4/5 vocational qualification or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Degree level qualifications are desirable not essential. Candidates with experience of administration to support grant-funded research projects/ labs in University settings are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is available immediately and funded until 31st July 2022 in the first instance. The appointee needs to be in post by early October by the very latest.

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 Rebecca Lawson (rl337@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 PJ27902 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 - Computational neurodevelopment (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Prediction & Learning Lab (www.lawsonlab.co.uk ) is looking for a Research Assistant to join us at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The Prediction & Learning lab uses cognitive tasks and computational modelling to assess cognition in health, development and disorder.

A Research Assistant (part-time) is required to support data collection, administration and analysis for a fast-paced project assessing learning in infants. The project involves the application of a new infant neuroimaging technology (high-density diffuse optical tomography) and the concurrent development of Bayesian (active inference) models of infant cognition using eye-tracking data. These aspects of the project will be the responsibility of senior team members, but candidates with an interest in these approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. The main duties for this Research Assistant role include project administration, participant recruitment, data collection and data curation/organisation/management. The ideal candidate would also be keen to get involved in data analysis, and possess the programming skills to do so.

The post holder needs to have at least a 2:1 Bachelor's degree in a subject such as Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, Medical Statistics or Computer Science/Engineering. A Masters-level qualification in a related discipline would be an advantage but is not essential. As this post may involve working closely with infants and their families, this appointment will require a DBS check.

You should have excellent communication and IT skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively within the research group and the wider research community.

Candidates with an aptitude for statistics, programming and data handling/analysis would be preferred. An interest in, or knowledge of, computational modelling/psychiatry or engineering/neuroimaging, would be an advantage. This role would suit a highly motivated recent graduate looking to gain research experience before going on to apply for a PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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 Rebecca Lawson: rl337@cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Thursday 26 August 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 PJ27688 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/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Research Assistant (graduate) or Research Associate (post-doc) to join the Computational Cognition Group led by Dr Paul Bays at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of researchers investigating the cognitive and computational mechanisms responsible for perceiving and remembering visual objects, and for directing visual attention and gaze.

The appointee's main role will be to implement and conduct experiments testing perception, memory and decision-making of volunteer participants online and in the lab, using primarily visual psychophysical and eye-tracking techniques. He/she will also be expected and encouraged to contribute to experimental design, data analysis, presentation of results in the form of talks and posters, and preparation of papers for peer-reviewed publication.

Applicants for Research Associate should have (or be near to completing) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology or other relevant subject. They will need to demonstrate a record of research success and the ability to work creatively and independently.

Applicants for Research Assistant should have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (an MSc is desirable). Previous lab experience is also desirable.

For both posts, experience in coding (particularly with MATLAB and/or JavaScript) is essential, and good computational skills desirable.

The position is available immediately, and funded until 30 May 2022 in the first instance. Starting salary £26,715 to £29,176 (Research Assistant), £32,816 to £35,845 (Research Associate).

More information about the lab can be found at www.bayslab.com.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 May 2022 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 Paul Bays (pmb20@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 PJ27530 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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