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Department of Psychology

 

Professorship of Family Research

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Family Research invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Family Research, broadly defined (including approaches from social science, inter-generational studies, developmental science, human genetics, or combinations thereof) and will require the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: professorships@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 14 June 2021.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Johnson, Head of the Department of Psychology and Convenor of the Board of Electors: mj492@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PJ26398 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 Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic cognitive neuroscientist with strong computational skills to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of incremental language processing using MEG neuroimaging data.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (at the University of Cambridge http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk). We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG and fMRI data-sets, and in particular multivariate methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses. One major current focus is to combine these methods with a variety of computational models [eg the new generation of transformer-based language models (BERT, GPT3), or RNN/LSTM models, to understand how they can illuminate our research going forward.

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline. They are expected to have an interest in the neurobiology of cognitive functions, advanced statistical skills, and excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is an advantage. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English. This is a 1 year post, starting as soon as possible.

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 Professor Tyler (lktyler@csl.psychol.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 PJ26297 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 (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are seeking a research assistant to work at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The position will be within a project on mental health effects of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, utilising innovative smartphone technology and data collection across multiple sites and countries. The project team consists of Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Dr Amy Orben, Prof Rogier Kievit and Dr Livia Tomova. The post-holder will sit with Professor Blakemore's research group; the project is funded by the Jacobs Foundation.

The post-holder will be expected to assist the team to carry out research in the area of mental health, loneliness, social media and cognitive processing in adolescence and adulthood. They will help to run a study utilising a pre-existing smartphone app and experience sampling. The study data will be collected online over multiple sites in a range of international schools and other online recruited samples, and the post will therefore require the applicant to have good project management and organisation skills. The post-holder's responsibilities will include assistance in programming tasks and questionnaires, liaising with schools around the world, participant recruitment, administrative tasks, data collection, data analysis and writing-up the results. The post-holder will be based at the University of Cambridge.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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 should be directed to Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: sjblakemore@psychol.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 PJ26144 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)

We are seeking a Research Assistant in a Cognitive Neuroscience lab (Full-time/0.6 FTE) to assist on projects investigating object recognition in different environments using immersive technology (e.g. augmented reality). The position is for 6 months if appointed full time.

The person appointed will work on the project, led by Dr Alex Clarke that will combine behavioural testing, neuroimaging recording (fMRI, MEG, EEG) and immersive reality technologies. The person appointed will be primarily responsible for developing and testing augmented reality applications for use in experiments, in addition to assisting in the collection of behavioural and neuroimaging data, and assisting the team in administrative duties.

The ideal candidate would have a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology or a relevant topic. Experience with virtual/augmented reality applications is essential, and the candidate should have strong computational skills in at least one platform. The ideal candidate would have past research experience in a behavioural or neuroimaging lab. It is essential that the post holder is self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team. The candidate must have excellent organisation and communication skills, with a strong eye for detail.

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

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

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Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Alex Clarke ac584@cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 5th April 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 PJ25985 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

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for an experienced and motivated cognitive neuroscientist with strong computational skills to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of incremental language processing using MEG neuroimaging data.

The successful candidate will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (at the University of Cambridge http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk). We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG and fMRI data-sets, and in particular multivariate methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses. One major current focus is to combine these methods with a variety of computational models [eg the new generation of transformer-based language models (BERT, GPT3), or RNN/LSTM models, to understand how they can illuminate our research going forward.

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or a related discipline. They are expected to have an interest in the neurobiology of cognitive functions, advanced statistical skills, and excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is an advantage. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

This is a 6 month post in the first instance with the possibility of a further 6 months extension. Estimated start date: 15 April 2021

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months 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 Professor Tyler: lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 5th April 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 PJ25971 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/Associate (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate (or research assistant if very near to PhD thesis submission) to work at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The position will be within a project on mental health effects of social distancing during the COVID-10 pandemic, utilising innovative smartphone technology and data collection across multiple sites and countries. The project team consists of Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Dr Amy Orben, Prof Rogier Kievit and Dr Livia Tomova. The post-holder will sit with Professor Blakemore's research group; the project is funded by the Jacobs Foundation.

The post-holder will be expected to carry out research in the area of mental health, loneliness, social media and cognitive processing in adolescence and adulthood. They will be responsible for helping to design and run a study utilising a pre-existing smartphone app, which will also administer experience sampling. The study data will be collected online over multiple sites in a range of international schools and other online recruited samples, and the post will therefore require the applicant to be skilled in project management and organisation. The post-holder's responsibilities will include programming tasks and questionnaires, participant recruitment, data collection, data analysis and writing-up the results, under the supervision of the team. The post-holder will be based at the University of Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance. The start date is 3rd May 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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).

The post is offered full time or part-time. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements. The working hours can be discussed and agreed with the project team.

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 Professor Blakemore: sjblakemore@psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing date for applications is Thursday 25th February 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 PJ25573 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/Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021 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 and a security check.

A Research Assistant/Associate is required for a Wellcome Trust funded research programme. The research programme is led by Professor TW Robbins focusing on "impulsive-compulsive disorders and fronto-striatal systems". The successful candidate is required for experimental studies of brain imaging and cognitive function in healthy volunteers and patients, predominantly with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The successful candidate will be required to maintain databases and be aware of data protection and ethical issues, help in the recruitment and contact with patients, including adolescent cases and healthy volunteers and to liaise effectively with clinician and academic collaborators, other post-doctoral and graduate students and NHS personnel, consultant psychiatrists and GPs associated with this project. They will be required to record and analyse data and to help in the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication and for presentations at conferences, as well as in funding and ethical applications. The successful candidate will have obtained at least a first degree (BA or BSc) in Psychology, Neuroscience or a cognate discipline. A Master's or PhD degree qualification is desirable. An NHS research passport would also be useful.

Ideally, the candidate will have expertise or training in neuropsychological testing including of patients, and experimental psychology and brain imaging methodology. Although based at the Dept. of Psychology, Downing St Cambridge, the researcher will be required to travel to the Clinical School and possibly to other sites outside Cambridge for cognitive testing of patients.

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The post will start by April 1st 2021 at the Department of Psychology. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Trevor Robbins (twr2@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 PJ25488 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/Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 October 2021 in the first instance.

We are looking for a Research Assistant or Research Associate to support Professors Trevor Robbins and Angela Roberts. The successful candidate will support their research with behavioural testing, in the conduct of neuropsychological experiments, data collection and analysis, as well as in the preparation and histological assessment of tissue samples and other regulated procedures. This is likely to include surgical techniques, systemic injections, microinfusions into the brain, tissue collection and perfusions, and histological processing of brains from experimental animals (non-human primates).

The post is based at purpose-built facilities within the University of Cambridge. Applicants ideally should have already some experience in behavioural neuroscience or related disciplines. You will have a degree (ideally PhD) or equivalent experience in a related science; knowledge of the relevant equipment and procedures; good IT skills; good communication skills with an ability to explain technical issues and procedures. The role-holder is expected to have gained specialist knowledge and skills through a period of practical experience and theoretical training. Please note that funds are available until 1 October 2021 in the first instance, with the possibility of a short extension beyond this date.

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 should be directed to Professor Trevor Robbins (twr2@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 PJ25477 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