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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

The emotional cognition lab at the University of Cambridge (https://dt492.user.srcf.net/) is looking to recruit a research associate/assistant 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. This may also involve telephone and/or online testing. Applicants with a computational background will be able to engage more extensively with the computational modelling strand of the research.

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 good IT skills, including a command of Matlab, are essential.

Please be aware that present circumstances may dictate various periods of home-working, but that the candidate should be available for office-based work in Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2022 in the first instance.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Deborah Talmi (dt492@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 8 August 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 PJ23426 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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Teaching Administrator (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join the Department in this role which provides the underpinning administration for our undergraduate programmes.

The main responsibilities include working closely with the Deputy Departmental Administrator, the PBS/NST Directors and Course Organisers to support their roles, liaising with undergraduate students (approx. 350 registered at any one time) as well as contacts internal and external to the University regarding all matters related to undergraduate teaching, from organising open days, registering new students, timetabling, providing various documents such as course guides, to graduation. The post holder is a key source of advice relating to the policies and procedures with respect to undergraduate issues in the Department.

You will be able to work both independently and in liaison with others. You will be well-organised and approachable and should possess an excellent standard of written English with an ability to communicate effectively and unambiguously with a wide range of people. Education to at least A level standard is a requirement, as are good IT skills, including word-processing, email and use of the Internet. You will have experience of preparing agendas and taking minutes. You should have relevant work experience in an office environment; experience in an academic or educational setting and in a responsible administrative role is highly desirable.

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

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 queries regarding this post may be sent to Josephine Simmonds (jms311@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 9 July 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 PJ23243 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.

Categories: Jobs and Studentships